Composting is in essence a process that takes spent organic material (largely water, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon), mixes them, and then lets nature take over to provide the raw materials for photosynthesis and new life.
The choice of material for the sides and possibly the lid of your composter is a very important decision. And, of course, although we have had good experiences with other materials like composites, most of you will want to use wood. If you want to use wood then, regardless of whether you are making your own composter or sourcing your own timber for your CarbonCycle Composter, finding the right wood is essential to having a long-lasting and well-functioning composter.
Thanks to Viva and Rebecca Barry Hill for the article in Viva about the composting hub we have set up at the Viaduct in collaboration with For the Love of Bees, Viaduct Harbour and Auckland Council. This initiative is important to demonstrate how composting and urban farming has a place in the heart of the city.