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The "Compost Happens" Tutorial

This Tutorial is an intensive learning approach to composting. There's a lot of information here to digest, but it is organized so that you can take what you need and leave the rest.

The main Tutorial has 8 pages. Use the next buttons at the bottom of the page to move through the Tutorial, or click on the topics below. In the Tutorial, links highlighted in blue will take you to pages with more in-depth information or to definitions. 

You can always tell where you are by looking at the buttons on the left side, which will be highlighted in dark green. For example, right now you are in the Full Tutorial, so it's highlighted.  All of the in-depth and definition pages are accessible from the "Learn More" page, so when you are in them, the "Learn More" button will be highlighted.

The Tutorial pages include the following:

  1. What is Composting and Compost?
  2. What Can Be Composted?
  3. Elements of Composting
  4. Meet Your Microbes
  5. Composting Methods
  6. Build a Pile
  7. Managing a Compost System
  8. How To Use Compost

Click "next" below to begin the Full Tutorial, anytime you want to come back to this screen, just click on the "Full Tutorial" button that appears on the left side of the screen.

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finished compost and wheelbarrow

Finished Compost & Wheelbarrow