How to Create a Compost Jar

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Have you ever composted? Watch this video to learn how to create a compost jar at home to discover the length of time it takes for various materials to decompose.

What is composting?

Composting is nature's process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. Compost allows nutrients in organic material to return to the soil and enrich it for plant growth in the future.

Click here to download a PDF of the instructions for this experiment to print and recreate at home!

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