How Composting Works
The most important thing to remember when starting to compost is: Compost Happens! Composting is a natural process. It is going to happen on its own. You are simply trying to manage the process so that you get the most out of it. Compost is organic matter (stuff that used to be alive) decomposing or breaking down. Without human intervention, compost happens all over the place. One example is the leaves on a forest floor. Every fall many trees drop their leaves which slowly compost on the forest floor nourishing the tree. Don’t worry, compost happens!