Composting at home is a simple process that involves turning organic waste into nutrient-rich compost that can be used in gardens, yards, and potted plants. Based on your living environment, you may choose different composting methods. But the basics are similar across the board. 

  1. Gather organic materials such as fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, tea leaves, eggshells, yard trimmings, and small amounts of paper products (e.g., shredded newspaper).
  2. Layer the green (food scraps, grass, coffee grounds) and brown material (paper, wood chips, twigs) to ensure proper decomposition. 
  3. Keep the compost moist to support microbial activity, and provide adequate airflow by turning or aerating the compost regularly.
  4. Monitor the compost with patience, adjusting moisture levels and turning the pile as needed.
  5. Once your compost has transformed into dark, crumbly, earthy-smelling humus, it is ready for use. 

However you choose to do it, the very first step always starts in your kitchen - after every meal, with Vatya