Backyard (or Homestead) Composting Made Easy
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If you’ve been wondering what to do with that constant overflow of kitchen and yard debris that’s left after cooking and pruning … this is the episode for you. In short, you need to compost!

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn get down and dirty with a short tutorial on the art and science of easy home composting. Grab your shovel (and a cold lemonade), and listen in!

In this Episode:

  • Chit Chat: June is the “everything” month!
  • A homesteader’s trick to having a happy marriage
  • How the pigs are helping the compost heap
  • The beginning of cheese production
  • The dairy class is coming September 1st!
  • How to pressure can beef stew
  • The first step in composting (not “wear boots”)
  • What can and can’t be composted
  • A simple explanation of the science behind composting
  • How much space you’ll need for composting
  • How to build a simple composting space
  • What italian food has to do with composting
  • Get yourself a composting thermometer (see link below)
  • Composting and regional weather patterns
  • The basics of building beautiful compost


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