Leaf Composters

Open pile

  • Eye sore
  • Difficult to manage
  • Requires effort to haul
  • Increases gardeners work
  • Requires large space
  • Leaves perceived as waste
  • Attracts pests
  • Cheap
  • Centralized
  • Traditional practice
  • All over the place!
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Decentralized

  • Beautiful
  • Easy to maintain
  • No hauling
  • Reduces gardening work
  • Can fit into any space
  • Shows leaves as a resource
  • Pests are minimal
  • Valuable
  • Decentralized
  • Current Innovation / best new practice
  • Contained

Saving Leaves and Creating Rich Soil