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Our most recent article, as published in the Mt. Democrat newspaper:  


Backyard Composting Basics
By Debbie Hager
UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County

Composting is the result of a natural process in which organic materials decompose. Backyard composting is the creation of an environment that encourages decomposition by beneficial microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. Backyard composting transforms fallen leaves, grass clippings, kitchen vegetable and fruit waste, and even coffee grounds into a wonderful resource for our soil and gardens.

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