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Composting

Controlled biological decomposition of organic material in the presence of air to form a humus-like material. Controlled methods of composting include mechanical mixing and aerating, ventilating the materials by dropping them through a vertical series of aerated chambers, or placing the compost in piles out in the open air and mixing it or turning it periodically.
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Rosemary Hooper, Wimpole estate's in-house 'master composter', encouraged anyone to urinate on their compost heap.
Any compost container should have plenty of air circulating through it, and never let the compost heap pack down solid.
And when this visual, which contained so much more than words could express, finally began to make some sense to the girls, they made off with a visible and tangible piece of that world, which had the effect of proclaiming the faith that this man possessed as a boy, to the point where he had decided to return to the Church that very hour--a chain of events that a compost heap probably would not have initiated.
It is not a corpse but a compost heap, or a quake-prone field.
WITH all the recycling we already do now - plastics in one bin, glass in another, garden matter and food waste also being separated - there has been no better time to start your own compost heap.
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Mulch better ways with compost heap 6 When is the best time to apply old manure?
We try to recycle as much as possible and we have a compost heap.
Instead, put garden waste on the compost heap or add it to the council's green waste collection.
Cut back perennials that have died down, and add to the compost heap ?
I'd read about "humanure" - the idea that you can recycle human waste as well as kitchen scraps by taking a pee on your compost heap.