Update: Congratulations to Pam in South Carolina for winning our contest! Below is a photo of the rabbits who turned the compost bin into their home. Pam will receive a Fiskars Triple-claw Weeder and Fiskars Composter. Following Pam was Linda from Texas in second place and Steve from Tennessee in third place. Linda will receive men's and women's crusher hats from Duluth Trading Co. and Steve will receive an autographed copy of "Tomorrow's Garden" by Stephen Orr. Thanks to all for calling and sharing your stories.
Composting is both a great way to dispose of organic waste and create a substance that is good for your soil. With that said, composting is also something which can produce some pretty entertaining experiences and stories. Have you ever found an unexpected animal in your compost pile? Or maybe your first compost resulted in a love of gardening?
Today on "Homegrown," co-hosts Tony and Stacey asked listeners to call in and tell us their best composting stories. We've included audio clips from each of the callers below. Listen to the clips and vote for your favorite story. The caller/story with the most votes will be announced on Thursday's "Homegrown." The Grand Prize Winner will receive a Fiskars Triple-claw Weeder and a Fiskars Composter, the Second Place Winner will receive men's and women's crusher hats from Duluth Trading Co., and the Third Place Winner will receive an autographed copy of "Tomorrow's Garden" by Stephen Orr. Photos of all the prizes are below the poll. Click here for complete rules on the contest.
Mark, OK - Landscape timber compost bin:
Pam, SC - Compost bin becomes rabbit hutch:
Steve, TN - Stuck with nothing but compost!:
Barbara, CO - Fish and worms in compost:
Cheryl, NH - Potatoes grow in compost:
Deb, NE - grass clippings and leaves result in golden compost:
Linda, TX - 10-year-old son's composting science project: