What are the benefits of using compost?

Compost made from the food scraps is a valuable resource for home gardens, landscapers, farmers and community gardens. Compost helps soil retain water, reduce weed growth, reduces and or eliminated the need for pesticides or herbicides and reduces water consumption.

Also disposing organic material in landfills impacts our food system. Agricultural dependence on fertilizers and pesticides comes from a need to increase fertility when nutrients are pulled from the soil but not returned to the soil. Those nutrients come out in the form of plants, therefore they should go back in the form of former plants-compost!