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Carina Compost Bucket

Created By: Carina Piarulli
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 5/18/12  This is how my final compost turned out.  It turned into some pretty nice soil.  There's a little bit of grass growing in it.  It's rich, dark, and seems to have a good amount of nutrients in it.  I watered and mixed the compost for the last time.  This process of making compost has showed me that it's a long process to produce quality soil from composting.  It also helped me to see that most natural processes take a long time to produce food, etc for use.  Although natural processes take longer than processes managed by humans and machines, they are much more sustainable to the environment.  Naturally produced soil and food is the most nutritious and healthy.
 
 11/2/11  Soil, grass, leaves, and shredded paper were put into the bucket.  It was then watered.
 
 11/14/11  Fresh grass was added to the bucket and mixed around.  It was then watered.
 
 11/18/11  The compost was mixed and watered.  Some of the grass is becoming soil.
 
 11/28/11  The compost was mixed.  More of it has turned into soil.
 
 12/2/11  The compost was mixed.  A good amount of it is now soil.
 
 12/7/11  More grass and leaves were added to the compost bucket and then it was mixed and watered.
 
 12/15/11  More grass and leaves were added to the compost bucket and then it was mixed and watered.  It's turning into nice soil.
 
 1/11/12  More leaves and grass were added to the compost bucket because the level of compost in the bucket had become rather low.  It was then mixed and watered and will soon start turning into soil again.
 
 1/13/12  The compost was watered.  It is now beginning the process of turning into soil.
 
1/18/12  More leaves were added to the compost and then it was mixed and watered. 
 
 1/27/12  The compost was watered and mixed.  It's in the process of turning into soil.
 
 2/8/12  The compost was watered and mixed.  More of it has turned into soil from the last time.
 
2/17/12  The compost was watered and mixed.  It looks pretty much the same as last time.
 
2/24/12  The compost was watered and mixed again.  It still looks about the same.
 
3/9/12  The compost was watered and mixed again.  The level of the compost has decreased a lot recently and it hasn't really furthered in its process of turning into soil.
 
 3/21/12  The compost was mixed and watered again.  More of it has turned into soil but there are still leaves that you can see in it.  The color of the compost is a very dark brown, almost black.
 
3/23/12  The compost was watered and mixed again.  It still looks basically the same but we will see what changes occur over the next 2 weeks during spring break.
 
 5/18/12  I haven't had the chance to take pictures of my compost in a while but it has turned into some pretty nice soil.  There's a little bit of grass growing in it.  It's dark, rich, and seems to have a good amount of nutrients.  I watered and mixed the compost for the last time.  This process of making compost has showed me that it's a long process to produce quality soil from composting.  It also helped me to see that most natural processes take a long time to produce food, etc for use.  Although natural processes take longer than processes managed by humans and machines, they are much more sustainable to the environment.  Naturally produced soil and food is the most nutritious and healthy.
 
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