The idea of composting can be intimidating, but the best way to learn is to simply get started! Mother Nature has perfected to process of composting and decomposing, and you're just helping it go a little faster.

Build an enclosed pile and start throwing your scraps in! Build a bin with whatever you have on hand: cinderblocks, pallets, chicken wire, lumber-you're only limited by your imagination. Vegetable scraps, cardboard, paper towels, plant waste and all organic material can be composted.

Make sure to incorporate plenty of dry, brown material in with your green. Keep a bale of straw or a pile of grass