The Wind powered Composter Project
Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting simply requires making a heap of wetted organic matter (leaves, “green” food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months.
Modern, methodical composting is a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air, and carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials. The problem is that the standard composter doesn’t turn itself, and the average human is too everwhelmed with life’s callings to take the time to turn the composter once a week. Hence the self turning composter, wind powered so no additional power is needed.