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The key to composting is to get the right combination of nitrogen-rich (green) materials with carbon-rich (brown) materials. In the most nutritious compost heaps, carbon-to-nitrogen ratio is 30:1. Here's a handy, dandy list of Nitrogen and Carbon rich items to get it just right.
May 29: Learn About Composting Day. What exactly is composting? It's turning what yard waste and other ordinary household ingredients into the building blocks for a perfect garden. Learn the do's and don'ts -- and common mistakes to avoid -- here.