Our neighbors have what’s called a compost pile. This pile is now attracting skunks. Thankfully there’s a small fence in between the homes, but that hasn’t stopped the little skunk visitor to walk around the fence and check out our swing set area.
Thankfully, we don’t have anything outside that will attract the skunk or keep the skunk around in our yard. It still sucks. I think skunks are adorable, but they smell. With all that being said, as I watch our neighbors go and place orange peels and other items in their wide-open compost pile, I wondered how we can start a compost pile when we venture into gardening.
Right now we have an indoor herb garden but in the future, we’ll get our sons involved with outdoor gardening. I’ve heard composting is an excellent way to reuse your table scraps and in turn, have rich soil for your vegetables.
Today I’m sharing a fun printable that you can download to help your kids learn more about composting. We’ll call it Composting 101 and it’s an excellent way to add into your unschooling or homeschooling at home sessions.
Composting Bins for Gardeners
Perhaps, you’re looking for a way to keep compost inside until you can dump it outdoors in your larger compost pile. That’s why I just had to share some of the best compost bins to get that will work well for indoor or outdoor compost piles.
Composting How To
With this Composting 101 document, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Composting. I love the idea of using this to teach kids about reusing their table scraps to feed their plants.
Click here to download your Composting 101 instructions so that your family can learn to compost how to without having to come back and reference this page.
Print the free page and place it in your homeschooling room or provide each kid with their copy to start a small indoor compost bin.
Family Composting How To
Now that you have your composting 101 how to instructions, it’s time to get started! The best items to start your compost bin outdoors include:
- wood chips/pellets
- wood ash
- tea leaves
- table scraps
- seaweed and kelp
- shredded paper
- pine needles
What Table Scraps are Best for Composting How To
The best table scraps to add to your compost include; vegetable scraps, fruit scraps, coffee grounds, and tea bags, but you’ll find the complete list on our PDF Composting 101 file.
Now that you’ve read more about composting, we hope that you and your family will start using this method to help with your garden or other needs throughout the year. Composting is an excellent way to be more eco-friendly and have rich soil to grow your garden year after year.