All gardens need soil that has been cared for and amended. City soil is especially degraded by decades of building and development, and you definitely do not want to plant food directly in a bed of untended urban soil. Composting allows you to imbue soil with the organic material and nutrients that make plants healthier and heartier without the use of synthetic chemicals that eventually end up in the water supply.
Real Goods offers a number of ways to make composting easy, clean, and smell-free. Our compost bins and tumblers are a great way to keep your compost aerated, uniform, and away from the vermin it might otherwise attract. Our compost starters provide the microbial additives that accelerate the composting process. We also carry vermicomposting (worm composting) supplies for worm compost – one of the best soil amendments available.