Composting 101: How to Grow Compost in Your Background

You may have heard the word composting in conversation or when researching ways to live sustainably and reduce the amount of waste you generate.

Composting is the combination and management of certain waste materials so they can decompose. When mixed together, microbes in the soil will begin to break down the waste and create nutrient-rich material that allows plants to grow in its place.

It may sound like a complicated process, but the results are easy to achieve right in your backyard.

To properly compost, you really only need 3 elements: brown material to produce carbon (dead leaves, branches, twigs, even coffee filters or shredded paper), green material to produce nitrogen (grass clippings, leaves, fruit and vegetable scraps) and water.

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