How is compost made?

Composting utilizes the natural processes of decay to convert organic materials such as leaves, grass and food scraps into a valuable humus-like material called compost. A compost pile or bin allows you to better maintain ideal levels of air, moisture, food and temperature so that decomposition proceeds much faster than normal. With a properly managed compost pile or bin you can turn your leaves, grass, and food scraps into excellent compost in just a few months.

We have developed a Powerpoint slide program, Composting is Recycling Naturally that will teach you the basics of backyard composting.

What is composting?