If you have been inspired by our messages about gardening to help nourish pollinators who are affected by climate change, you might be headed to your local hardware store to buy potting soil and other supplies.
Composting can save you from having to buy pricey potting soil. It puts your coffee grounds and banana peels to work making soil to grow flowers and save pollinators. You can likely find compost bins at the same hardware store where you shop for potting soil, tools and seeds. You can also make a compost bin from almost any container that has an open bottom for worms to enter and help you compost.
You’ll be amazed at how quickly vegetable scraps, leaves, lawn cuttings, and shovels of dirt will be turned into compost you can use to enrich the soil when planting your next garden. And it’s a product you made yourself instead of buying another plastic-wrapped product from a store.
Even more powerful–teach your neighbors. Organize a demonstration at the hardware store. Ask them to put the bins front and center.
Find and organize the others…