Explore the different types of material you can compost and how to create your own compost pile. 
Learn about the different options for compost containers, how to troubleshoot common problems, and how to use your compost on your garden for the best results and highest yields.

This course provides you with everything you need to know about organic compost, so that you can begin making your own today.


  • Understand how making compost contributes to reducing waste
  • Discover the benefits compost gives to soil, and the plants growing in it
  • Learn how material is turned into useable compost
  • Appreciate the complex food web at work in a compost pile
  • Find out about specific microorganisms that help create compost
  • Know what the presence of certain animals tells you about your compost pile
  • Recognize how different ratios of material affect decomposition
  • Understand how preparing materials will affect the decomposition process
  • Learn how to test for and modify a compost pile’s pH level
  • Comprehend how the presence of water and air influences compost development
  • Discover the options when it comes to housing a compost pile
  • Learn how to use recycled materials to create a container
  • Understand how pile size affects decomposition
  • Understand the factors that influence where you site your compost pile
  • Know which conditions to avoid placing your pile in
  • Understand how to layer different materials in a compost pile

What's included?

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Lesson 1: Why Compost?
Compost - Lesson 1 - Why Compost (Black).mp4
3 mins
Lesson 2: How Compost is Made
Compost - Lesson 2 - How Compost is Made_ (Black).mp4
3 mins
Lesson 3: The Drivers Of Decomposition
Compost - Lesson 3 - The Drivers Of Decomposition (Black).mp4
4 mins
Lesson 4: Compost Materials
Compost - Lesson 4 - Compost Materials (Black).mp4
6 mins
Lesson 5: The Preparation of Materials
Compost - Lesson 5 - The Preparation of Materials (Black).mp4
3 mins
Lesson 6: Water and air
Compost - Lesson 6 - Water and Air (Black).mp4
5 mins
Lesson 7: Compost Container Options
Compost - Lesson 7 - Compost Container Options (Black).mp4
7 mins
Lesson 8: Pile Size
Compost - Lesson 8 - Pile Size (Black).mp4
2 mins
Lesson 9: Siting Your Compost Pile
Compost - Lesson 9 - Siting Your Compost Pile (Black).mp4
3 mins
Lesson 10: Constructing Your Pile
Compost - Lesson 10 - Constructing Your Pile (Black).mp4
2 mins
Lesson 11: Maintaining Your Pile
Compost - Lesson 11 - Maintaining Your Pile (Black).mp4
2 mins
Lesson 12: What Not to Put In Your Compost
Compost - Lesson 12 - What Not to Put In Your Compost (Black).mp4
7 mins
Lesson 13: Compost and Manure
Compost - Lesson 13 - Compost and Manure (Black).mp4
5 mins
Lesson 14: Composting with Worms
Compost - Lesson 14 - Composting with Worms (Black).mp4
6 mins
Lesson 15: When Compost is Ready
Compost - Lesson 15 - When Compost is Ready (Black).mp4
2 mins
Lesson 16: Applying Compost
compost - Lesson 16 - Applying Compost (Black).mp4
3 mins