When Dan, my husband, created the first version of the AeromatiCo, I had tried everything. I knew composting was good for plants and we wanted to plant more fruits and vegetables. There’s something so much better about biting into a cucumber or tomato grown in your own garden.
I also knew that composting our food waste was significantly reducing our trash. Without the rotten food scraps, I could wait an entire week before I needed to change out the kitchen garbage bag. Previously, the odors required taking our trash out at least 3 times each week.
But, when I threw the compost into a pile, I was just moving the odors outside to a corner of the yard. We started seeing evidence of rodents in the yard near the house. So we bought a worm chalet, believing that vermiculture would be a better solution. It was more complicated to keep the worms happy and soon maggots had taken up residence.
I finally told Dan I needed a better solution.
Lucky for me, he’s a brilliant engineer. He began researching and experimenting. Before long, he had married technologies from waste water treatment and compost tea brewing. It worked like a charm.
Finally, a fully automatic, no smell, no pest compost bin. And, we started using the liquid compost in a fraction of the time of traditional composting.
Over time, I started becoming more aware of the environmental impact of our convenience based lifestyle. We never intended to assemble and sell our compost bin as a product. But, the more we realized how interested our friends were in what “that thing was on our back porch”, the more we realized we had a social responsibility to share it.
We are committed to doing what we can to live a more sustainable lifestyle. When we got serious about launching the company I began working on a business plan. I learned how composting can change the world by reducing carbon emissions, eliminating ground water contamination, and revitalizing depleted soil.
Today, we are thrilled to be able to offer a completely new solution in composting that we believe offers the ease and convenience that will encourage more people to take that step.