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Composting and kids

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 by Maggie LaBarbera

I have been composting for the last 4 years.  I have to admit that it was not my own idea.  Our city had passed an ordinance requiring all homeowners to compost.  I was a bit reluctant at first and worried that it would attract bugs and be very smelly.    

But I did a little research and made it convenient to compost.  I have one of those compost containers (with built in filter for deodorizing) that fit right on your sink and the biodegradable compost bags.  With these two items, it is very easy and convenient to compost our food and paper products that have food on them.  Now I can't even imagine throwing food in the garbage.

Of course, you can make your own compost but for me, this is what works best.

I tell you my story because we are giving away a complete set of kids story books each week that teach children in a fun and very cute way about composting.

Keeping our earth healthy is just as important as keeping our body healthy.  After all, most of the things that go into our bodies come the earth.  So it just makes sense that we would want to keep our planet healthy.

Teach kids the 3 R's that help our planet.  Compost is part of recycling.

  • reduce
  • reuse
  • recycle 

We partnered with Castle Compost because we loved their story and commitment to introduce composting in a positive way to children.  That is what we do with our Solusville world, introduce children to nutrition in a fun and enjoyable way.

We also love the fact that  Castle Compost prints their books on 100% post-consumer paper, is acid free, processed chlorine free and is printed using vegetable based inks.

All of our members are automatically eligible to win.  Just use the website.  Learn some quick tips about helping your child to eat healthy and you may win one of these adorable book sets!  Simple!

Nourish Thought for the Day:  

Take a few moments to find the best way to fit composting into your lifestyle. Make it easy for yourself or you won't do it.   

About the Author:  Larraine Roulston

A mother of 4 with 6 wonderful grandchildren, Larraine has been active in the environmental movement since the early l970s. When the first blue boxes for recycling were launched in her region, she began writing a local weekly newspaper column to promote the 3Rs. Since that time, she has been a freelance writer for several publications, including BioCycle magazine. As a composting advocate, Larraine authors children's adventure stories that combine composting facts with literature. Currently she is working on the 6th book of her Pee Wee at Castle Compost series, which can be viewed at As well, Larraine and her husband Pete have built a straw bale home and live in Ontario.





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