Hoaky, huh, but it's true.
When I started recycling a couple of years ago, I was amazed that more than half my daily garbage was reusable paper refuse. When I then removed items that could be composted, I went from one of those hungamunga green garbage cans I could hardly wrestle down my driveway to a dainty one almost a third of that size - and my little toy kitchen raised bed garden started to have healthier plants, too. Compost is nothing more than organic matter that's been allowed, and encouraged, to break down into humus or what gardeners call "black gold." Compost is how farmers return nutrients to the soil and make sure their
ground is ready to grow specific crops.