Mundell & Associates interns visited a local business in Irvington neighborhood – Good to Grow. The business runs a composting program for the neighborhood. Every other week, they come to people`s houses to take the biodegradable content of their compost buckets. Just throw it in the bucket and don’t worry about it ever again!
Then comes the important part: composting in the Taylors’ garden. When you walk in their backyard, you wouldn’t believe you are in an urban area. Buckets full of worms, tanks full of fish with aquanponically grown plants, hen house, etc.
There are two big containers where all the magic happens. Composting is a natural process where organic material is broken down into creation`s most valuable fertilizer. The process takes about a year for your banana peel, old potatoes or ground coffee to transform into harvested compost. It is a rich soil full of minerals and nutrients which are something like a super healthy smoothie for your plants. And you will get a portion of this every spring directly from Taylors!
The beautiful thing about whole idea was that their dream is not to build a big compost emporium but to spread the idea and inspire others to do the same in theirs neighborhoods and cities. We and nature must cooperate and help each other, not just take.