When you've got a green thumb, you don't make New Year's resolutions to jog more.
You resolve to make your garden better.
And a great way to do this is by starting your own compost pile.
Composting is purposefully decomposing organic materials, which can be used as soil enhancers or a natural fertilizer for your gardens.
Composting happens naturally in the wild every day. Leaves fall. Trees and grass die. As these things were all originally living organisms, they break down and decompose.
Creating a compost heap is the same principle, just at a deliberately accelerated pace.
What Can I Compost?
You want a mixture of about 80% "brown" materials and 20% "green" materials.