Health Tip: Creating a Compost
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Creating a compose gives you a rich, natural fertilizer for your backyard garden.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics explains how to compost:


Separate appropriate materials into a green category (banana peels, apple cores, egg shells, onion skins, coffee grounds, some weeds and other fruit and vegetable waste) and a brown category (shredded paper, sawdust, coffee filters, some cardboards, nut shells, leaves, straw, wood chips and twigs).


Make sure compost pieces are small, and that the materials are able to drain and have adequate moisture.
Do not include animal remains, high-fat foods or dairy foods.
Make sure your compost has an earthy smell. If the smell becomes unpleasant, add more brown materials (described above) to the mix.

-- Diana Kohnle