Composting is nature’s way of recycling. It has been going on since the beginning of time. Composting is the biological process of breaking down organic waste such as food waste, manure, leaves, grass trimmings, paper, worms, coffee grounds and other materials into an extremely useful substance by various micro-organisms including bacteria, fungi and fungus-like bacteria called actinomycetes in the presence of oxygen.
Today, the use of composting to turn organic wastes into a valuable resource is expanding rapidly around the world, as landfill space becomes scarce and expensive, and as people become more aware of the value of compost and the impact they have on the environment. It’s also a great way to save money on plant foods and fertilizers and can make a real difference in your garden and harvest.