How To Make A Compost Pile For (almost) Free

Recently Grist ran a slideshow of various urban composting options. Some of the options looked a bit ridiculous. (Tabletop composting? Seriously?)

But the intensely low-tech, almost-free pallet composter looks like a keeper.

If you’re a typical DIY-er, you probably know all you need to from that picture above and the description of it. But check out the full article for tips on where to get the materials, how to assemble it, and how to use it.

We’ve already landscaped the backyard, and there’s a tree right in the only spot that would have made sense for us to do this. Unless … hmm, maybe there’s enough room between the tree and the back fence. Now where did I put that measuring tape?