The Joys of Compost
1. The Joys of Compost

2. Materials needed

3. Building the bins

4. Starting our compost

5. Feeding our bin

6. Why two bins

7. Storing the compost

8. Using the compost


Kohn's Corner


8 September 2019. No need to read this website. Instead, go to, which I've just discovered. (Crazy, huh, telling us not to spend time at our own site, but that's how it is in the internet age.) -- Steve

My wife Jemjahn is one of those people who seriously enjoys cooking. Not me. I seriously enjoy eating her cooking, but Id rather do most anything than cook. When Jem's not around and I'm hungry, it quickly fits between two slices of bread or it comes out of a can, or I dont bother. 

Jem uses plenty of fresh vegetables in both her Oriental and American cooking. This results in plenty of peels.  We also eat a lot of seasonal fresh fruit bananas, oranges, papayas, pineapples, mangoes more peels. And in summer? The King of Peels: watermelon.  

What to do with all this vegetable debris?

It could go in the trash, of course, but that would result in 1) heavy, leaky trash bags, and 2) the waste of valuable nourishment for our gardens.

Compost fixes both problems.

Not to mention the satisfaction of working with Mother Nature and not against her.

This humble site hopes to persuade you to try composting. I'll describe my composting  experience, which involves a minimum of effort, time and money. It won't be the best method, but year after year I've seen that it works. I've also learned some things that don't work, which I'll also discuss.

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