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10: Compost is a good alternative to chemical fertilizers, because compost does not pollute groundwater, wells, or waterways.
9: It keeps organic materials out of landfills, which reduces methane gas emissions.
8: It sequesters carbon deep in the soil, especially when used to grow cover crops like mustard or beans.
7: It promotes healthy microbial activity in soil, providing micronutrients to plant roots and discouraging soil diseases.
6: It improves soil structure, thereby protecting topsoil from erosion.
5: Soils fed with compost retain more rainwater, conserving this precious resource.
4: It helps grow plants rich with nutrients that sustain your good health.
3: It’s easy and satisfying.
2: Compost collection programs support green jobs.
1: The process turns food scraps into fruits, vegetables, and fine wines. Bon appetite!
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