A man's hand holds a worm above his orange composting bin filled with soil, green leafy food scraps and wet paper.
Jack Morris picks a worm out of his vermicompost bin. Vermi or worm compost creates more nutrient-dense fertilizer. Photo by Anne Gallagher/NNS.

Compost is a natural fertilizer you can create at home with food scraps, fallen leaves, some soil and water. Instead of sending food scraps to landfills to contribute harmful greenhouse gasses, compost is an environmentally friendly alternative for your waste.

Learn more from master gardener Jack Morris of Lincoln and composter Katie Reed of Bellevue about their composting processes at home.