It is your opportunity to take our enriched and highly concentrated output home to give your plant babies a powerful boost. The modest 3L bag of magic is designed to sprinkle onto potted plants or balcony boxes (or any garden bed, really) to give your plants the ultimate top up, all while knowing that you’re part of a climate beneficial journey.
How is it better?
Not all compost is created equal, and you’ll soon see how Capital Scraps excels - for us it's all about the carbon we can trap in a way that remains more stable in soils. Our composting processes go further and maximise the climate benefits from food scraps to produce this far superior by-product which has the added benefit of creating healthier gardens of all sizes.
Where can you purchase this magical substance to give your favourite plants a boost?
Currently you can purchase 'Better Than Compost' ($15 per 3L bag) through selected local market stalls and specific events, check our socials or visit this page for updates soon!
Pre-orders for pickup at the Sustainable Canberra Expo: email Brook@compost to order and arrange payment for pick up at the 'Sustainable Canberra Expo, Sat 14 Oct, Thoroughbred Park, full event info
How does our particular composting produce superior outcomes and store more carbon?
All organic matter is predominantly carbon. Carbon is the macronutrient that has historically been overlooked and underappreciated. It’s abundant – but also dynamic. The different forms that the carbon takes (thanks to the microbes and larger life forms who continually reshape it) determine how it is used. Importantly for our climate – some forms are more likely to quickly turn into carbon dioxide or even more damaging greenhouse gases.
Composting is traditionally thought of as a pathway of degradation – taking carbon forms and breaking them down, ultimately to carbon dioxide that escapes to the atmosphere.
But we know it’s not a simple downward pathway – microbes are more sophisticated than you might think! And they store carbon in the same way that we store fat in our bodies – to take advantage of the good times and secure resources for the leaner times. It’s even more complicated than that – there is an amazing world at that microscopic level. The fantastic news for us all is that we are learning tricks to steward these activities for healthier outcomes for plants, our atmosphere and therefore also us!