Composting in Bedford matters. Everyone is invited to join in the composting fun with Mothers Out Front and the Energy and Sustainability Committee at the second annual Pumpkin Smash from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the John Glenn Middle School parking lot, 99 McMahon Rd: register here.
Did you know composting was one of the most earth-friendly activities you could do? Consider this abbreviated list of benefits:
- It improves soil so plants can thrive and produce healthier food.
- It sequesters carbon — compost-rich soil grows richer plants and microorganisms that pull carbon out of the atmosphere and hold it in the ground. Scientists widely agree that drawing down carbon is absolutely essential to reversing climate change.
- Compost enriched soil holds more water, filters and cleans it, and reduces runoff from pollutants.
- Composting keeps organic matter out of landfills (where it releases dangerous methane gasses). In Bedford’s case, it keeps the vegetable matter from being needlessly incinerated.
- It will increasingly save Bedford money since trash tipping/disposal fees have been rising.
Teach your children, in a fun way, that composting matters. If you don’t already divert your food waste from the trash stream, here are some easy ways to do so.