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Your Old Farmer's Almanac editors occasionally share our reflections, advice, and musings—and welcome your comments. too.

June 11, 2009

I discovered composting rather late in life—but it's never too late to start or, if you get lazy, start up again! Here are tips on how to compost. Composting is a natural process that allows micro-organisms to break down live matter and turn it back into plant food to keep the cycle of life going. Growing up, my family used to spend hours raking leaves into those giant heavy-duty trash bags that take hundreds of years to biodegrade! What do you compost? Most anything organic. This includes:... more

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