Homemade Compost Bins for the Desert
Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters
The following presentations demonstrate how a home composter might make an inexpensive composting set up which would be appropriate for the desert. A few things to keep in mind for all systems:
Desert composting bins should be low porosity (fewer holes), which helps decrease evaporation of moisture from the decomposing organic materials.
The top of the organics in the bin should be covered with plastic after an addition is made, then the top of the bin itself should be covered.
Ideally a bin should be placed in the shade in the Summer months.
If shade is not available the bin may be over-draped with two layers of shade fabric.
It may be useful to read our brochure Composting in the Desert.
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