The next time you wonder just what to do with the drifts of autumn leaves in your garden and along the pavements of your neighbourhood, watch this humorous and informative 17-minute TED talk by Mike McGrath. The title “Everything You Know About Composting is Wrong” doesn’t do justice to his passion for autumn leaves and their value as nutrient-dense brown material in the composting process.

As McGrath says, “Composting is an imitation of nature” and with an abundance of dry leaves around, autumn is the best time to start composting.

This video was published by TED on 3 December 2012

Use those autumn leaves
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