Southern Soil Issue #2 2021

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Southern SOIL

Ask the

EXPERTS

Compost

by LeeAnna Tatum

Environmentally conscious couple Michael and

purchased for collecting appropriate food waste

Maria Wedum are on a mission to help the City

and exchanged on a weekly basis for an empty

of Savannah divert food scraps from the landfill

bucket.

and restore the depleted soils of the area’s local

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farms. The couple founded COR Composting (COR

For those who want to compost for their own use

stands for Code of Return) two years ago with a

in the garden or who don’t live in Savannah, the

simple principle in mind - close the loop!

couple offers free consultations by phone or email.

COR Composting not only works with restaurants

I spoke with Maria to learn more about backyard

and businesses to keep their food waste out

composting and to put together some basic

of landfills, but they also work with individuals.

information to encourage anyone who might be

For those who live within their service area

thinking of composting and answer some basic

in Savannah, a COR Compost bucket can be

questions a new composter might have.