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Start a Compost Pile {Family Money Minute}


Start a Compost Pile

March 18, 2015: Start a Compost Pile

Can something good for the environment also be good for our wallets?

At the University where I teach, I recently asked my students to give informative speeches. One student surprised me by coming in and demonstrating just how easy it was to make a compost pile. So easy in fact, that she was able to make a mini version with in her dorm room.

While I’m not suggesting you create a garbage pile with in your house, I was surprised to discover not only all the benefits of composting, but how easy it is to start.

The beauty of it is that not only are you reducing the waste that goes in your trash bags, which reduces the amount you spend on that item each month, but it eventually turns into fertilizer which you can use to grow those gardens I know you all are working on this time of year.


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