I am not going to break down the process and benefit of composting here. There are plenty of articles and information found elsewhere online about why and how you compost in your own back yard, i.e. here, here, here, and here. So I won't give you "the dirt" here. But we have a little compost operation going on in our back yard, where we take kitchen waste and mix it with our yard waste, we aerate and churn, and we are steadily creating our very own batch of compost. The bin is slowly getting filled up and it has become sort of a family project.
In fact, my daughter makes a point to lift up the bases on our back yard "wiffle ball field" in search of earthworms to be added to the compost bin on almost a daily basis. She is 5 years old, and evidently is too young and precious to know that searching for and picking up worms (or most other bugs) is "gross" and might get you teased at school. She is quite the little helper!
|turning over 2nd base on the worm hunt.|
|into the compost bin you go.|
|my cute little worm.|