When you consider the vast chasm between how natural systems like a compost pile work versus how the conditions of our modern lives are structured, it’s pretty obvious why our world is in the state it’s in.
Yes, Rosie. More of this. Write only when you have something to say. This open discussion on a single topic might just catch fire. Speaking of catching fire, that's the number one hazard in the composting industry. It's a complicated formula and when composting is done without technical knowledge, you can have disaster. I've served as consultant to more than 600 industries and the composting industry has been one of the most fascinating. I mean, the art and science of composting has been around since dirt was cooling on the earth, right? Oh, and humans tossed something into the dirt. So why all the need for knowledge now?
We are the compost! Quick, somebody print the T-shirts!
What a great piece!! I had heard of these things and thought it more humorous than anything. Why buy a piece of machinery that took natural resources to make when you could just have a pile of the stuff outside..?! Unfortunately, it’s all about the money. Someone found a way to make people feel good about what they do and make money off that feeling... you’re so right, things are much simpler than corporate America tells us they are.
I saw ads, wanted to know how these “composters” really work, so thanks for the good info! Meanwhile, I have real live composters in my kitchen, and they’re thriving on both the veggie scraps and the paper we can’t recycle here. Making new dirt is one of my favorite things! Do you know this poem?—one of my favorites: “Feeding the Worms,” by Danusha Laméris https://poetrytreeonthecharles.net/2020/09/feeding-the-worms-by-danusha-lameris/