What Is Composting ?

Composting is the common name for the decomposition of organic matter such as leaves, grass, and food scraps, by micro organisms, under aerobic conditions. This decomposition occurs naturally in all but the most hostile environments, such as with in landfills or in extremely arid deserts, and the result of this decomposition process is compost, a crumbly, earthy – smelling, soil-like material that is an excellent source of organic matter for garden soils. Although you can buy commercially prepared compost, making your own is personally rewarding and by joining the thousands of individuals across the country who compost in their own backyards you can help greatly reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills or incinerators.

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