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compost heap

a pile of vegetable material which is allowed to break down through decomposition by microorganisms, and is subsequently used to improve the fertility of garden soils.
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Color photographs illustrate the design of the farmAEs pond, water basin, large greenhouse, rainwater harvesting system, chicken coop, compost piles, soldier fly digester, and flood irrigation.
I had zero interest in science, never done a lick of microbiology, and no idea what a compost pile was.
All summer, the whole family added to the compost pile.
Sources of renewable energy could be hidden in plain sight; global environment class studies heat produced by giant compost piles
Washington State's Department of Fish and Wildlife recommends not putting any food scraps in open compost piles, but says that if you must, bury them under at least eight inches of soil and then place a wire mesh barrier over the top held in place with a heavy object or two.
A compost pile is a lot like a stomach; whatever you put in at the top looks remarkably similar when it comes out at the bottom.
Residents with leftover leaves or other yard debris can recycle them in home compost piles, take them to Lane Forest Products or Rexius Forest By-Products for recycling, or contact their local solid waste haulers for information on the curbside yard debris pickup program.
Half of the infested fruit was placed onto outdoor compost piles and half was maintained under controlled laboratory conditions.
We've all heard of compost piles, but what exactly makes up these seemingly large mounds of rubbish?
It likes to live near compost piles or in manure rich softs, hence its propensity for buildings that shelter livestock.
Constructed compost piles are 8 feet high, 90 feet long, and 26 feet wide.