Pollock Journal | Issue 3: Where the Wild Things are

Page 11

I

remember when Java first schooled me

on

what

composting

standing

in

our

was.

galley

We

kitchen

were in

our

apartment on Valley Street. He held up a banana peel and said, “See this? This can turn into soil.” I remember thinking, “What the heck is he talking about? How can a banana

peel

turn

dirt?”

just

didn’t

I

into

tiny

get

it.

particles Perhaps

Wild by Nature

Java's Compost | by Michelle Bradley

of my

But what really makes this whole thing

naivety about composting was due to my

wild

upbringing in the concrete jungle, where

microbes. There are billions and billions

the

only

thing

I

saw

decaying

are

the

invisible

heros–

the

were

the

of them living their best life in just one

the

city

teaspoon of compost. They are the soul

streets. In fact, it was actually this reality

of our soil, strengthening it with nutrients

that

and turning it into an energy filled life

carcasses

of

helped

rodents

catalyze

littering

our

move

to

the

‘burbs – but I digress.

force. Pretty wild, right?

The process of composting is literally and

If

figuratively wild by nature. It involves the

has gotten you intrigued to learn more,

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from

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