Our partners at District 10 Como Community Council and Ramsey County Environmental Services are promoting composting of all kinds – food waste, yard waste, and other compostables. Both have graciously provided us with helpful links for folks wanting to set up backyard composting. We’ve also added a link to a great video created by Capitol Region Watershed District on making a simple backyard leaf composter out of chicken wire.
Also, mowing over leaves to make mulch, or using whole leaves strategically in your garden spaces, is a great way to reuse leaves on your property. We’ve added several links to informative articles about this practice.
A Recipe for Good Clean Dirt – from RethinkRecycling
Backyard Composting Guide – from University of Minnesota Extension
Composting and Mulching: a guide to managing organic yard wastes – from University of Minnesota Extension
How to Compost Your Organic Waste – from MN Pollution Control Agency
Diagnosing Common Backyard Composting Problems – from MN Pollution Control Agency
Why You Should Leave the Leaves – from National Wildlife Federation
For the Greenest Yard, Leave the Leaves Behind – from Consumer Reports
Skip Raking This Year – from Stillwater Gazette
Smart Gardeners Mulch Fallen Leaves and Save Money – from Michigan State University Extension
Mulching Tree Leaves into Lawn – from MSU Extention
Forget the Rake and Mulch Your Leaves into the Lawn – from TheDay
Make a Simple Composter – from Capitol Region Watershed District
Sure Fire Way to Improve Plant Growth – Compost Guide – from Robinson Love Plants
For more detail on the Como Curb Cleanup project, see also: