The Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful Board of Directors is proud to support the donation of a compost themed book for all K-8 ACC Green School Libraries, Master Composters, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and the ACC and Pinewoods Libraries. This year's title is "Rotten! Vultures, Beetles, Slime, and Nature's other Decomposers" Written by Anita Sanchez and Illustrated by Gilbert Ford.
International Compost Awareness Week
The 2022 International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is set for May 1-7, 2022, The 2022 theme highlights the overall regenerative agriculture movement and how compost and organics recycling fit into that process. Regenerative agriculture is a system that focuses on improving soil health using agricultural practices with the idea that healthier soil will lead to healthier, more nutrient-rich crops and, ultimately, less carbon in the atmosphere through increased carbon sequestration. Where does compost and organics recycling fit in? Compost, when added to farmland, gardens, yards, and other landscapes creates healthier soils and crops by providing food for soil microbes in the ground. These microbes enrich the quality of the soil while also sequestering carbon in the soil through photosynthesis, a tool for combating climate change.
International Compost Awareness Week is sponsored by the U.S. Composting Council (USCC) in the United States each year. Athens-Clarke County partners locally to promote Composting and the use of compost to build healthy soil. If we don't take care of the soil who will!? For more information contact the USCC at www.compostingcouncil.org