How to compost

How to compost

How to compost

Composting is in essence a process that takes water, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon, mixes them together and then lets nature take over.

If time were of no relevance, at the simplest level, a compost maker would simply make a heap of wet organic matter (also called green waste), such as leaves, grass, and food scraps, and wait for the materials to break down into humus after a period of months or years.

However, time can be compressed to great advantage through adopting a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air, and carbon and nitrogen-rich materials. In addition, methane gas emissions can be avoided by aerobic composting. Green matter can be pre-shredded, water can be added and proper aeration can be achieved by regularly turning the mixture.

Fungi, earthworms and other detritivores further break up the material. Bacteria that require oxygen to function (aerobic bacteria) and fungi manage the chemical process by converting the inputs into heat, carbon dioxide and ammonium.

We have created THE CARBONCYCLE COMPOSTING SYSTEM to allow compost makers to achieve perfect results.

For more detail please refer to The CarbonCycle Composting Guide

Or, come and watch. Let us know where you are and we will do our best to tell you how to do this.

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