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Chickens will help turn your compost pile. Just about any organic material may be composted. Yard wastes such as trimmings from pruning, leaves, grass clippings, weeds, and spent vegetable plants should make up the bulk of your compost pile. Collect fruit and vegetable scraps in a container kept near the kitchen sink. Once you start using compost in your garden, youll find you cant make enough of it.
May 29 is Learn about Composting Day according to www.daysoftheyear.com.
There are a lot of misconceptions about composting, including that it is messy, smelly, time consuming, attracts animal and insect pests, and is hard work.
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