Compost Rotator

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April 3, 2012

This is my Dad and I with our latest build, a Compost Rotator.

Place food scraps, grass clippings, etc. through the opening in the 55 gallon drum. Spinning the drum every few days will speed up the composting/breakdown process. It allows oxygen to spread throughout the entire mix instead of the surface area. Generally the composting process takes roughly 2-3 weeks.

One side is free of vent holes so that water can be added to the mix after it has composted. Leave the water/compost mix sit for 2-3 days to create “compost tea.” The “tea” can then be drained from the drum and used to fertilize plants or your garden.

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About SustainableCraig

I am a military veteran, urban farmer, and financial coach whose goal is to spread knowledge of financial literacy and sustainability throughout the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy spending time outdoors where I frequently test my wilderness survival skills.
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