- Author: Chris M. Webb
Composting is a great green practice. Through the composting process waste can be recycled into a rich soil amendment.
This natural amendment is highly beneficial to plant growth, as it slowly releases needed nutrients over time.
In addition to the direct benefit to plants, compost helps reduce urban runoff and even conserves water. How is this possible? Adding compost to soil reduces runoff volume by improving water holding capacity and water retention while increasing water infiltration.
To learn more, including how to get started composting your waste, please see UCCE’s Composting Green Sheet or UC ANR’s Composting Is Good for Your Garden and the Environment, which is available in English and Spanish.