When walking through the forest, have you ever wondered what happens to all the tree leaves that drop in the fall? Does somebody come along and put them into big green or orange sacks? Because, otherwise, we would be swimming in leaves with the quantity that drops each fall, wouldn't we?
Nature puts insects, microorganisms, rainwater, and summer heat to work in converting dead leaves into fertilizer for trees and forest plants.
We humans have learned to imitate nature. To keep from drowning in leaves every fall or at least to prevent the leaves that drop in the fall from filling our sanitary landfills sites for residential garbage, we can compost them.
Home composting is really easy. Kitchen waste can also be composted. Compost can enrich and condition garden soil. It's both ecological and inexpensive!