Have you ever composted? Watch this video to learn how to make a compost jar at home to find out how long it takes different materials to decompose.

What is composting?

Composting is nature’s process of recycling decomposed organic materials into rich soil known as compost. Compost allows nutrients in organic matter to return to the soil and enrich it for future plant growth.

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