Q: What tips do you have for composting if you live in an apartment (balcony optional)?
A: There are actually many ways you can compost, even if your space and outdoor access is fairly limited. Apartment balconies can host compost bins, but you can also compost in a window box or even in a kitchen countertop container. Quite a few companies make compost bins for indoor composting and some of the most effective composting I have seen is with worm bins. Surprisingly, these are not smelly and are remarkably easy to maintain, even if you are a little squeamish about bugs. Composting101 online has a great page on worm composting to help even the new composter to get started and harvest some rich composting for container gardening or even for your houseplants.

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Nancy Massotto is the Founder and Director of the Holistic Moms Network, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Nancy has a passion for living holistic and works to help parents connect, learn and support one another on their journeys through parenting and holistic living. Find more information about Nancy on her website or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.