|The NatureMill Ultra Kitchen Composter|
A Home Solution, Great for the Environment!
NatureMill brings composting to the home user. It is essentially a miniature in-vessel system. Waste is collected right where it is generated-in the kitchen. A computer controls the temperature, air flow, moisture, and mixing to accelerate the process and eliminate the backbreaking work. Everything is fully self contained in an modern, attractive container.
Best of all, NatureMill provides home gardeners with a source of rich, organic fertilizer. And there is something uniquely satisfying about witnessing the entire food chain: from the garden, to the dining table, and back to the garden again.
"This thing is amazing...it has reduced our household waste 50% and has led us to make healthier food choices.... THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN!"
Jacob S., Wyoming
"NatureMill has changed my life. As I get older I can't turn my compost pile (and I never really got it to work anyway). Now I have great compost on a regular basis, without the heavy lifting."
Edmond R., Nevada
"The great thing is that I didn't have to put anything together. Simply plug it in and start using it... Cuts down on house hold waste and is great for the environment."
Jeffrey B., New Jersey
Did You Know ::
Recommended Materials: Add a mix of "green" and "brown" items.
"Green" items include: fruit, vegetable scraps, meat, chicken, fish, fish bones, shrimp tails, cheese, eggs, egg shells, tea leaves, grass & plant clippings
"Brown" items include: sawdust, wood shavings (untreated, unpainted wood), bread, rice, pasta, grains, nuts, nut shells, straw, dry flowers, small yard leaves, coffee grounds
Limit very acidic items to 2 lbs (900g) per load: oranges, grapes, berries, plums, pickles, tomatoes. 3-4 piece limit for lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple.
Not Recommended Materials:
pourable liquid, chemicals, soap, cosmetics, medicine, plastic, metal, glass, rubber, alcohol, cigarettes, office paper, newspaper, magazines, hard or fibrous itmes such as chicken and steak bones, lobster and clam shells, wine corks, avocado pits, corn cobs & husks, coconut shells, lemongrass, diseased foods, human waste, disposable diapers.
Sets the Industry Standard for Composting
How it Works
Items remain in the upper chamber, with "hot composting" conditions: mixing, air flow, heat, and moisture (see diagram). The energy released destroys odors, pathogens, and seed germination. The compost is later transferred through a trap door to the lower cure tray chamber, where it continues to compost while you add fresh waste items to the upper chamber.
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A Little Company History: A Chance Discovery
We aim to make a difference. We diligently recycle paper, bottles, and cans. We read newspapers online to cut down on paper. We favor environmentally friendly products and packaging. Some of us even walk or bike to work. But despite our commitment to “the 3Rs” - reduce, reuse, recycle - we still produce shameful amounts of trash.
So we ventured into backyard composting. A humble kitchen crock diverts an impressive amount of trash from the kitchen to an outdoor compost pile. And unlike other forms of recycling, composting uses no chemicals, fossil fuels, or other environmentally harmful materials.
But a few months into our compost adventure, reality set in. It smells! It's dirty! Turning the pile each month is backbreaking! It's definitely no fun in the cold and rainy months. And besides, not everyone has a backyard. We should be able to engineer a better solution.
A Chance Discovery
Then a funny thing happened. Someone (we won't name names) went away on vacation without emptying the kitchen compost crock. A nasty surprise awaited his return - the smell, the flies, and a very unpleasant clean-up job.
While grudgingly cleaning out the compost crock, he noticed it was warm. Compost cultures were hard at work. The compost process had begun! Just a little more oxygen, some mechanical mixing, and a strong air filter would accelerate the process and eliminate the odors and bugs. Dozens of prototypes and patents later, NatureMill was born.
We're up to great things. Just watch us. Someday everyone in the world will compost, and what a difference that will make.