Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Compost and Carbon

In addition to making healthier plants, compost sequesters carbon in the soil.  

Another approach is to bury wood in swales or hugelkultur pits. This not only locks carbon underground and feeds plants over time, the slowly rotting wood also becomes a sponge that traps water.

We may not have much luck getting any government in gear, but anyone who has a yard or a farm can do compost.  So can small local groups in charge of a town's park system or municipal chiplot.  Around here, if you want mulch you can go to the chiplot and shovel up whatever you want.  A few days a month the town puts out a guy with a frontloader who will load your pickup truck for free.
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