If you’re looking to get into composting, here are a couple helpful starter videos from the folks at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, which come with a comprehensive guide.
Here are the essentials: a pile of decaying organic matter (just don’t use meat, bones or anything fatty), and a place to keep it.
UMaine’s Mark Hutchinson explains in the video that you can build a 3-by-3-by-3 pen out of wood, or just use lobster trap wire to make a cage in which to throw your lawn waste and food scraps.
(Side note: If you want compost inside, you could always use worms to break down your food scraps.)
In this second video, Hutchinson has some more tips — like sifting your finished compost to get all the rough stuff out.
Do you compost? How do you do it?