A community compost commits neighbors to recycle

A community compost commits neighbors to recycle

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It is about Green guerrilla Satalia, a group that aims to recover spaces and turn them into urban gardens and this time, organizes its community to make a community compost.

This time, they managed to engage the neighborhood to feed a vegetable garden and thus reduce organic waste.

Urban soils are contaminated, affected by the human footprint and this hinders the development of an organic garden in the city.

But there are solutions, such as creating small raised beds and adding new, clean soil to cultivate on them. Grow in containers, drawers, pots, etc. Even better, there is a more organic solution aimed at closing the energy circle. The idea is to generate community compost close to where the garden is located and engage the entire neighborhood.

It reduces taxes, CO2 emissions and involves society in a process that helps to change the individualistic mentality.

The Green Guerrillas of Satalia are already taking it forward. His orchard is particular because it grows in the gap between stairs that joins two streets of the neighborhood. Before, in that place bags with dog poop, plastics, cans and all kinds of remains were accumulated.

To cultivate, they designed small terraces that they secured with lattice walls of reeds. But the land needed to be improved with compost. The first strategy was to go to the nearby riding school to collect horse manure, but in the end generating their own compost was eye-opening.

This is how more and more neighbors began to separate the organic waste from the kitchen to take it to the compost of the Green Guerrillas.

Generating Community Compost in the neighborhoods greatly reduces the municipal organic waste management expenses. The fact of being able to transform waste into a product of as much value as composting, in KM0, without having to add transport with trucks, without hiring specialized companies, without treating it together with other waste is much more sustainable.

It reduces taxes, CO2 emissions and involves society in a process that helps to change the individualistic mentality that governs cities.

Composting in the city reduces our waste, restores some organic health to the battered urban land and helps us to understand that although our daily life develops between cement, now there is an option for nature to take its course here too.


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