Over the past five years, working with Denver Urban Gardens, I came to understand why so many gardeners call compost "black gold." Now that I have been able to transition to a personal home garden, finding a way to easily compost was essential. Just this week, my boyfriend and I installed a two-bin compost system in our backyard, and we are already in love with it. I am even finding that even a lot of the things that were going into my recycling bin are now finding a home in my compost bin.
Here are a few of the things we considered when building our new compost system, along with some lessons learned over the years. Let's get our hands dirty!