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Introduction to Composting

The American Heritage® Science Dictionary defines compost as:



A mixture of decayed or decaying organic matter used to fertilize soil. Compost is usually made by gathering plant material, such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable peels, into a pile or bin and letting it decompose as a result of the action of aerobic bacteria, fungi, and other organisms.

What Can You Compost?

Know something?  Add it here. Green 'stuff' without chemicals - you (actually the bacteria) don't need fertilizers and pesticides/herbicides - can be weeds, lawn clippings, leaves, waste veggies from the kitchen



What CAN'T You Compost?

Know something?  Add it here. Dairy products, meat, dog or cat litter



What Can You Use Compost For?

Know something.  Add it here. Soil ammendments to improve the quality and fertility of the soil



Still Have Questions?

Learning how to make good compost takes time and effort. For a comprehensive resource that can help you along the way, check out this Complete Guide To Composting


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