Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Compost is natures way of reusing materials and cycling nutrients. It's about a balance between nitrogen and carbon. Nitrogen comes from food and animal waste, carbon comes from leaves, wood chips, and hay. Our current system takes yard waste and food waste puts them into a land fill. These materials are going to waste, here at YIMBY farm we hope to divert this "waste" and turn it into soil. Taking free yard waste in the form of leaves and grass clippings and adding it to the run of the chicken coop builds soil. This method of keeping chickens is a deep bedding method. This makes it easier to care for the animals because it removes the need for daily manure clean ups.