To further the eco benefits, make composting your resolution this fall. According to Susan Antler, executive director of the Compost Council of Canada, composting is the key to both a healthy garden and environmental responsibility. It’s also incredibly easy.
1. Ensure that your compost contains a balance of carbon-rich brown material, such as dead leaves, and nitrogen-heavy food scraps and grass clippings.
2. Layer wet and dry ingredients, never leaving the wet materials exposed. Always keep a bag of dried leaves by your compost bin—that way you have a ready source of dry material to blanket your organic waste.