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What is Compost
What is Compost

What is Compost

Understanding what compost is, how it’s produced, and what it is made of is important in successfully using it in your own projects. This page explores the fundamentals of compost and it will give you a solid framework to build on to further explore the uses and benefits of compost.

Definition

Click here for the complete and most current definition of what constitutes compost.

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How is it Produced?

Compost can be produced a few different ways. Click here to read more about the different types of composting processes.

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Characteristics and their Importance

Each batch of compost is comprised of thirteen different physical characteristics that differentiate it from other batches of compost. Among the factors that differentiate each batch are its unique pH, nutrients, and feedstock ingredients. To learn about those and other characteristics, click here.

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