We deposit organic material—that is everything which was once alive—into the compost bin in the garden. Add biological waste by mixing it in the middle so that we do not attract any unwanted rodents. The disposed waste decomposes into a dark, damp and crumbly substance, similar to the soil. Without additional intervention, this will happen within a few years. But if we help to break it down, the waste pile will decompose within a few months. We provide ventilation and stack materials of different structures. The compost is structured by alternating between the green and brown layers. Green substances are, for example, cut grass, fruit and vegetable leftovers, manure and the pruned remains of fresh plants. Brown substances are dry leaves, newsprint, straw and dry garden plants. The substances in the compost bin are first mixed when it is half full, and mixed for the second time when it is almost full. The full compost bin is covered with a layer of dirt, an old rug or another “covering” in order to preserve temperature and for faster maturing. A compost heap about a metre high will be ready for use after approximately four months. Then we will bury it in the garden beds and fertilise them.