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WHY IS COMPOSTING IMPORTANT? Much garbage thrown away each year is organic matter, which can be composted. The more we compost, the less garbage we’ll have. Plus, compost is valuable. It puts important nutrients back into the soil. It makes the earth richer and helps plants grow. So composting helps the earth in many ways. To John, my composting partner year in and year out, summer and winter, rain and shine. G. For Arden, Mia, Andrea, and Bob, who made composting fun through the seasons. R. Text copyright © 2010 by Linda Glaser Photographs copyright © 2010 by Shelley Rotner All rights reserved.

So that’s how composting works. It keeps on going around and around from garbage to compost to garden again and again and again. Questions and Answers About Composting For adults who might want to start composting with children, here are the answers to some questions you might have. WHAT’S THE EASIEST WAY TO MAKE COMPOST? Pile dry fallen leaves and grass clippings in a corner of your backyard. Layer it—leaves and grass, leaves and grass, leaves and grass, using more leaves than grass. Simply let the pile set.

G. For Arden, Mia, Andrea, and Bob, who made composting fun through the seasons. R. Text copyright © 2010 by Linda Glaser Photographs copyright © 2010 by Shelley Rotner All rights reserved. International copyright secured. , except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review. 30% Millbrook Press A division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. A. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Glaser, Linda.  Garbage helps our garden grow : a compost story / by Linda Glaser ; photographs by Shelley Rotner.

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