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Composting is the process of turning organic waste into a soil amendment that can be used to aid plant growth and development. Compost consists of a carbon source made up of a dried organic source (dried leaves, newspaper, sawdust, woodchips) and a nitrogen source made up of fresh organic material (food scraps, grass clippings, weeds). There are several different methods of composting suitable for a variety of different situations and different material inputs, in addition to the many ways you can compost in your own home! The City of Santa Barbara and UCSB are also working to increase composting at the community and campus level, respectively.

For more information:

Composting at UCSB

Composting at Home