In honour of International Composting Awareness Week (ICAW), which begins today, we remember Marjory the Trash Heap, the wise compost pile from Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock. Marjory ‘knows all and sees all. In fact, Marjory is all: “I’m orange peels, I’m coffee grounds, I’m wisdom!”‘

Look at her steaming away! She seems to have a good mix of brown (high carbon) materials such as autumn leaves with the (generally high nitrogen) food scraps, which is essential to a good compost pile.

We believe the lone example of Marjory serves highlight just how few talking compost heaps there are in popular culture. Maybe she could be brought back with her own talk show.

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