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I really think this is an important topic. In Seattle, composting is “mandatory” — at least, food waste has to be separated from the rest of your trash. They’ll pick it up, but they’re also heavily encouraging people to “compost,” without really explaining to them how it works.

The amount of “kitchen waste” we generate, on average, makes very, very little compost. Also, we’re lucky enough to have a house/yard that generates “yard waste” in the form of leaves/grass clippings/etc. Still, if we want enough compost for the garden area, we don’t have a choice but to purchase it from somewhere, to supplement the small amount we can produce.

What I wonder is whether there is an easier, no-turn method for generating thermophilic compost. I feel like there should be something out there based on the same principles as “sheet mulching….”

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