Have you made it your New Year’s resolution to reduce waste with backyard composting? If so, congratulations and welcome—you’ve come to the right place! While there is a wealth of information online about composting, it can be overwhelming to navigate when you’re just getting started.
Luckily there are some seasoned content creators out there to help break it down for beginners by sharing their composting journeys. Many of these composting enthusiasts also have creative tips and tricks for more experienced folks.
We have been following along for a while and picked some of our favorite backyard composting and gardening creators to share with you. We hope their content will inspire you to learn how to turn food and yard waste into nutrient-dense compost.
Composting & Gardening Content Creators to Follow
Windy Hill Compost
Based in rural Iowa, Windy Hill Compost’s mission is to divert organic matter from the waste stream and turn it into a nutrient-dense soil amendment. They accomplish this by collecting food scraps from the local farmers markets and composting them to divert waste from landfills. Windy Hill Compost also offers three free drop-off sites where community members can dispose of food and yard waste.
They share their adventures on social media, providing a glimpse into the world of waste collection and composting best practices. Their transparency and eagerness to share their knowledge of composting make them a great resource and fun to follow.
Lazy Dog Farm
Started in 2014, Lazy Dog Farm began with just two small garden plots. Since then, they’ve expanded and now have 10 garden plots on their two-acre homestead in rural Georgia where they grow squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, collards, broccoli, rutabagas, and more. They document their homesteader lives on social media and have amassed an impressive following on YouTube with their gardening videos.
This family of four’s entertaining and informative videos cover a variety of topics, including how to grow big onions, garlic for beginners, and sustainable gardening practices. In addition to their YouTube videos, Lazy Dog Farm shares recipes for things like fermented hot sauce and crunchy dill pickles—yum!
Coffee+Cardboard is a non-profit organization that invests in school and community gardens focused on sustainable, locally grown food. Their mission is to “educate children and communities on growing food while repurposing coffee and cardboard waste into compost.”
We recently began following Coffee+Cardboard’s journey and are impressed with their overall message and the quality of the content they share to spread awareness. In addition to sharing composting tips on social media, they offer various classes for their community, including a “Compost for Classrooms” series where they offer classes on creating compost, using the finished compost, and creating a community garden.
Coffee+Cardboard also offers hands-on “Classroom Seedling Programs” to introduce students to growing their own fruits, vegetables, and herbs. In the “Pizza Party Spring Program,” students learn to grow tomatoes, basil, green peppers, and onions to use for a classroom pizza party.
GroLeafy with Alethea
GroLeafy with Alethea believes in promoting healthy eating and self-care. She accomplishes this by showing others how to grow their own food with indoor and outdoor gardening. Alethea admits that when she started her journey, she lacked a green thumb and the knowledge to keep plants alive and thriving, but through trial, error, and determination, she grew her gardening skills and confidence.
Alethea posts weekly videos on YouTube where she shares tips on various topics, including growing and harvesting microgreens, composting, and the health benefits of gardening. If you are feeling apprehensive about gardening, you will certainly find inspiration and motivation from GroLeafy with Alethea.
There are several other gardening and compost content creators out there, so make sure to search topics that interest you most to discover others. If you are sharing similar content or using Yardfully products like the GEOBIN® Composter, please tag us on social media so we can interact with and share your photos and videos.