Hi. My name is Ann Paxton, and I'm one of the co-founders of AeromatiCo.
Today I want to talk to you about composting. Lots of people ask me, "What is composting?"
Composting is the simple practice of diverting your organics from the landfill. That means food waste or your yard clippings, rather than sending them with the garbage to a landfill, you're actually capturing them and either taking them to a municipal composter or composting them in your backyard.
So gardeners know that the best way to have healthy plants is to have healthy soil. And one of the only ways to improve the health of your soil is to add the nutrients. The best way to do that is through composting, because composting is the decomposition of the plant materials that originally grew in that soil.
So when plants grow, they suck the nutrients from the soil. And then we may take them away. So for example, when you go to the store...
What I've come to understand after traveling all over the world and becoming friends with some of the most influential people of our current age is that it doesn't matter what level of success that we reach. It doesn't matter how much money we have in our accounts or how many businesses we build. In the end, our biggest success point and our biggest measure of growth and happiness is who we are inside of what we're feeling, our relationship to ourselves.
That's a big one. It's a big realization to have because what we're taught in this ladder ... And it's interesting because our lives are totally planned for us. From the moment you are born to the moment you are 25, 30 years old, we've already scripted everything that you need to do in society. You go to kindergarten, and then you go to school, and then you go to high school and you go to a university and you get married. And then maybe you do a doctorate degree.
You have this whole timeline set out for you. We say, "Okay, we want...