Make composting easy with this innovative underground compost pod

You can't turn on the news without seeing something about climate change and global warming. The planet is changing, and many of us have begun to think about ways we can help reduce our carbon footprints. One way we can make small changes in our home life is by composting.

Make composting easy with this innovative underground compost pod
Subpod makes it easier to compost than before

As soon as someone says the word “composting,” people tend to have an immediate vision of lots of work and lots of smell. And while many people want to compost, especially if they garden, they don’t want to put the work into doing it. But now there’s an easier way with Subpod. This underground compost system will change the way you look at composting.

For people who garden or who are starting to think about starting a garden, Subpod should be one of the first things on your list to add to your plot. This in-garden compost pod will not only help to save the planet, but it’ll also help you grow the best produce.

Why you should compost

Composting is a simple way to reduce the cycle of waste. Anything that we can keep from going to a landfill is a benefit to our environment. And one of the biggest items that goes into landfills is food waste. Imagine if you could take all of your food waste, walk it into your backyard, and turn it into rich soil?

A brown underground compost pod in a raised garden that has metal walls.

Use your compost pod to grow wildflowers for bees

Most people associate composting with gardening. But even if you’re not looking to grow your own produce, you can still use the Subpod underground compost pod. Do you care about bees? You can use your Subpod to create rich soil to grow wildflowers to attract bees and help the bee population. Because none of us really wants to imagine a world without honey.

You can compost more than you think with this underground compost pod

So long as the material is organic, you can compost it. That means you can compost more materials than you’ve typically thought of. It’s not just those banana peels and apple cores. It’s all of your food waste. Don’t put those leftovers from last week in the garbage. Compost them instead. You can even put a small amount of chicken bones and such into your Subpod.

A man and a little girl dumping food waste into a underground compost pod.

You’ll be able to easily teach your children about the benefits of composting

But expand your ideas of what you think of when you think of organic waste. It’s more than food. What about those 100% cotton T-shirts you’re about to throw away? Or your paper waste? Even the paper towels you use can be composted (just not the paper towels that have unsafe cleaning chemicals on them). All you need to do is make sure they’re in pieces, since the smaller a piece is, the faster it will break down.

How the Subpod compost system works

Say hello to a circular economy with Subpod. Instead of taking, consuming, and disposing, this underground compost system can help you move to growing, consuming, and composting instead. And Subpod makes it easier than ever to get started.

All you have to do is buy your Subpod, dig a hole where you want it, and place the Subpod in it. From there, you just open it up, remove the blanket, add food scraps and paper, and aerate throughout a few times each week. The worms will do the rest of the work. The top of the compost pod can even be used as a bench. So you can sit in your garden and weed your produce or flowers comfortably.

Underground is better

Typical composting piles require worms to move outside of their normal pathways and environment to find the compost pile. With Subpod, you’re placing your compost pile directly in their path and working with worms and microbes more efficiently.

The holes in the sides of the Subpod allow worms to move around freely in and out of the compost pile. One of the best things about this compost system is that you won’t have the pests and odors that are typically associated with composting. Since it’s underground, it’s contained. And with this unique design, all of those nutrients and that worm waste is directly fertilizing your garden. It’s a win-win.

What you get with the Subpod below-ground compost pod

Subpod has multiple options for you to choose from, so you can purchase the package that best fits your needs. If you already have a garden, you can buy the pods to place in it. One Subpod handles the waste of 2-4 people, and the bundle comes with an aerator. If you’re looking to start from scratch, the Subpod Grow bundle is a great place to start.

An open underground compost pod with someone reaching in to lift the blanket on top of the compost pile.

One pod can handle the food waste of 2-4 people

This bundle comes with one Subpod, an aerator, and a garden bed. It’s perfect for the person looking to add a raised garden bed to their backyard and won’t require digging. And in case you forget what you can and can’t put in your Subpod, or the steps you need to take, they’ve taken care of it for you. Inside the lid is a quick guide to remind you of anything you need.

What we ❤️

For every ten Subpods that are ordered, they’re donating one to a school or community group. We think this is fantastic. They’re giving back to the community and helping to make it easier for schools and neighborhood gardens to help the environment, and they’re teaching future generations about the importance of composting and recycling.

What we’d ❤️ to see

You know how much we love tech, so you probably know we’re going to make a tech suggestion here. There’s not really much to improve upon with this compost system, so we’ll go a bit “out there” and suggest adding robots. Because robots make everything better. It’d be really cool to have a robotic arm in the compost pod that could aerate for you. And to keep with being environmentally friendly, it would need to run off of solar power, of course.

Start your composting journey now

If we’ve sold you on the idea of composting and helping the environment (which shouldn’t take much arm twisting), head on over to Subpod’s Kickstarter where you can grab one for only $122 USD. They’re fully funded, which is fantastic. So you won’t have to worry about not being able to get a Subpod.



Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.
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