So, you’ve started composting, right? Right? Okay, in a month or so, when you have a heap of soft, fertile, compost, what are you going to do with it? The simplest and most obvious use of compost is gardening.
Organic gardening is easy whether you live on a ranch or in an apartment. You just need some space, regular sunlight, a few pots, and some soil to grow tomatoes, peppers, and beans. Once you get started, you will find the process of growing vegetables very rewarding.
As more negative findings on pesticides come out yearly, and prices of organic produce at the supermarket continue to be restrictive, gardening is a cost-effective way to eat healthy, chemical-free food.
If you cannot grow enough variety in your space, try to buy produce from organic farmers. To find a local farmers’ market or farm near you, go to Local Harvest. eHow also offers a helpful article on starting an organic garden. Last but not least, Nature’s News has a great post on the benefits of shopping at a farmers’ market.