Often mistaken as dirt, compost is a powerful soil amendment that is the direct product of the natural decomposition of organic materials. Finished compost looks like moist chocolate cake crumbles that has a 70% dark cocoa color and feels moist and airy to touch. Quality compost has the power to resuscitate dirt and fully enhance any soil.
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1. What is compost?
2. What is compostable green material?
Compostable green material includes organic material that is elementally nitrogen as it decomposes. When left by itself, it will probably create a smell. These materials can include raw food waste of vegetables and fruits, coffee grounds, eggshells, old flowers, hair and yard trimmings— to name a few.
3. What is compostable brown material?
Compostable brown material includes organic material that is elementally carbon as it decomposes. When left by itself, it will not give off any foul odors as with green materials. Brown materials can include brown paper bags, autumn leaves, wood chips, office paper, dried yard trimmings and straw–to name a few.
4. Why can’t meat and dairy be composted?
The honest answer is that meat and dairy CAN be composted but not through the method of traditional aerobic composting. In the traditional method of composting, it is imperative to omit all meats, dairy, oily foods, pet feces and cooked items from being placed inside of your pre-compost collection container.
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Our SiStained8 founder, Najwa Womack, is a native Washingtonian that hones in on her experiences in the performing arts and international travel to inspire and educate community about the wonders of earth-saving behaviors.
Najwa earned her Master Urban Compost Certificate from DC’s Department of Parks & Recreation in 2018. She later completed a 6-week intensive compost training course with LoopClosing. She is also featured on the George Washington University’s Planet Forward website (one of GWUs many sustainability initiatives).
Najwa is currently serving as an Advocate of Compost with the United States Composting Council. She plans to further her composting knowledge to be applied locally, nationally and internationally.
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