Gardening & Composting with Lori Caldwell


On this episode of the Food Heaven Podcast, we wanted to dive into gardening and composting. Gardening and producing your own food and plants can bring a sense of pride, satisfaction, and trust knowing exactly where your food is coming from. On the other side of the coin, composting can be a great, environmentally friendly way of disposing of old produce and degradable items that can even help your gardening ventures.

We spoke with expert composter, Lori Caldwell, to bring you top-notch advice. Lori Caldwell is an Alameda County Master Composter, self-taught edible gardener and residential sheet mulch maven. Her mission is, “To connect people to the soil and all that it provides”. She has been happily teaching sustainable gardening classes and transforming yards in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2007.

In this episode, we’ll dive into:

  • What composting is and why it is so important
  • A comprehensive list of what is actually compostable
  • Different composting methods
  • Tips and tricks for composting in small spaces
  • The benefits of gardening
  • Tips for urban gardens
  • Tricks for that green thumb


  • Lori’s Facebook Page here

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