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Capturing Water and Making a Compost Heap

Learn how to capture water from natural sources and start a compost pile from household scraps.

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different sources for compost
Photo 4 of 7You don't have to limit compost ingredients to things you have around the house; there are lots of other sources too.

Utilize Others' Waste(4 of 7)

Think about the industries that are around you and look for ways to put their leftovers to use. If you live near a sawmill, ask for sawdust and bark; if you live near the sea, find seaweed or fish meal. You can get coffee grinds from a local coffee shop or extra lawn clippings from your neighbors.

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