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Compost is created by the decomposition of organic matter such as yard waste. Compost systems confine compost so that it can receive air and create suitable temperatures for proper decomposition into fertilizer.
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La composta es un abono realizado con desechos organicos.

Buzzword Bingo
Compost (Composta) – Dirt (Tierra) – Harvest (Cosecha) – Dirt Harvest (Cosecha de la Tierra) – Recycle (Reciclaje)

Shopping

Back in 1991, Envirocycle pioneered the first ever affordable home compost tumbler system. Soon after that, it was also the first composter to have a liquid collecting Base. Envirocycle Composters of today are a product of almost 25 years of experience, building on and improving past best selling designs.

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Referencias
Composta – NRCS
Manual de Compostaje Municipal – INE
Easy Composting – NSW Dept of Environment and Climate Change
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Referencias en inglés
How to compost
Compost, Conservation, Community and Comfort – Andres Hammerman and Michelle Kirby

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW)
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of composting and the long-term benefits from organics recycling.

The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of the public regarding the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment. The program includes a poster contest, programs at schools and activities and events promoted through governments, public municipalities and local businesses.
https://www.compostfoundation.org/ICAW/ICAW-Home
https://www.facebook.com/InternationalCompostAwarenessWeek/

International Composting Awareness Week
http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/99-items-you-can-compost
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/04/17/3478276.htm
http://compostingcouncil.org

Benefits
[Editing, based on International Composting Awareness Week] Organically-active material buried ‘anaerobically’ (without air) in landfill causes greenhouse gas emissions annually by producing methane: a gas with 25 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide! If properly composted instead, this same organic waste could help to abate climate change in yet another way: by sinking or ‘sequestering’ carbon back into the soil. Using compost on land reduces the need for water by an average of 30%!
International Composting Awareness Week

Videos
How to Turn Shredded Paper into Compost Garden Plant Food
https://youtu.be/1VNSvkZ_D_c

Elsewhere around the World
United KingdomThe Composting Association UK
CanadaComposting Council of Canada

United StatesUS Composting Council
South Africa
Oranjezicht City Farm

Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/72157608907489735

Photos
Tequio: Composting in the atrium of Santo Tómas Xochimilco @ Oaxaca 08.2012

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