In conjunction with National Learn About Composting Day (Saturday, May 29), the North Texas Council of Government’s (NCTCOG) Air North Texas blog has posted information to help North Texans reduce their carbon footprint through composting. Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable, nutrient-rich natural fertilizer called compost (that looks a lot like garden soil) that can be used for gardening, horticulture and agriculture.

For NCTCOG’s information on what to collect and where to put it, click here. Further information about how to create a compost pile is available from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, click here.