Hannah Rinaldi

FoodCycler Eco 5 Review & Comparison to FC-50

Food waste is a significant global problem, with a staggering volume of food scraps ending up in landfills every year. As the urgent issue of climate change looms over us, finding sustainable solutions to reduce our environmental impact has become crucial. One innovative device that addresses this concern is the Vitamix FoodCycler Eco 5, a compact food recycler designed for indoor use. I’m so excited to be able to offer this in depth FoodCycler Eco 5 review to my readers.

best electric composters

Best Electric Kitchen Composters

Best Electric Kitchen Composters Traditional composting can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 12 months. Why wait that long when an electric kitchen composter can turn your food scraps into soil in just a few hours? Technology is so amazing that we no longer have to rely on food to turn to compost through compost …

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Molasses in the garden

How to use molasses in compost and fertilize your garden

Whenever I clean out my fridge or pantry, I find myself wondering if random expired food can be composted. This is exactly how I found myself wondering if my 5 years expired blackstrap molasses could be useful in my garden. I found myself Googling, “can you compost molasses?”, and I was so excited to find that organic molasses in compost promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms.

Compost in small spaces without worms

How to Compost in an Apartment without Worms

Apartment dwellers have no excuse not to compost! Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you have to send all your food scraps to the landfill. Composting in a small apartment is possible and doesn’t have to involve a worm bin. That’s right, you can compost organic material in an apartment without worms!

The best books on composting

Best Books on Composting

Are you ready to start composting, but overwhelmed by how many books there are on the subject? Or maybe you’re ready to learn more in-depth scientific details about compost. Either way, it can be a little overwhelming with so many books on the market to figure out the best book for you. Lucky for you, I’ve done the legwork! A few books are consistently considered the best composting books year after year because they not only stand the test of time, but they provide a complete guide for a new generation of composters.

Tiny Snails in Compost Explained Awl Snails

What to do about the tiny snails in your compost- Awl snails explained

Have you recently looked at your compost pile and found a bunch of teeny tiny little snails? Most likely you’ve got awl snails in your compost. These little snails are mostly benign, but as with any pests, you don’t want to have an infestation of anything in your compost. Keep reading to learn more about these tiny snails in your compost and what you can do to keep them from becoming a problem.

Lomi vs Food Cycler electric composter

Lomi vs Vitamix FoodCycler: Which Electric Composter is right for you?

When I first started writing about electric compost systems, we didn’t have many options. You basically had the original Food Cycler (before Vitamix bought it) and a few copycats. Now there are two big players in the electric composter game: The Vitamix Food Cycler and the Lomi by Pela.

A Beginners Guide to Worm Composting

Getting started with worm composting can seem daunting at first but once you get the hang out it, it’s such a simple way to decrease your food waste. Don’t get overwhelmed by all the “compost rules” you hear. While there are some rules you must follow, once you learn them, worm composting will feel like second nature to you.