We have passionate discussions on the importance of layering brown material with green material, fool-proof methods of keeping down the fruit-fly population, and when to turn or not to turn, so we should be experts by now.
Well, maybe not. Our indefatigable recycling, garbage and compost duo, Mia and Gloria, have made some interesting discoveries when checking out the compost bins for, shall we say, non-conforming items.
Oh, what they found! A plastic jockey figure. A watch. A plate. A fork. A spoon. A wine-bottle stopper. A ping-pong ball. A net-bag. Ribbon. A ruler. And a compostable bag - full of non-composted food!
This was in addition to the usual offenders - bits of plastic, foil wrap, twist-ties, and different varieties of string, both plastic and non-plastic.
So they included this in the display of what not to compost at their most recent educational evening.
Creative composting from cohousers!
There's obviously a fine art to composting, and recycling, but we're lucky to have Gloria and Mia, who teach it with creativity - and a certain amount of comedy.