There are a lot videos about making compost. This one is good one for beginners that want to understand the basics of making compost at home. If you’ve been hesitant about starting a compost pile, this method is a simple and affordable way to recycle your yard waste and food scraps into rich organic compost. Why does compost do? It adds organic matter and microbes to your soil, feeds your plants, helps prevent weeds and improves soil structure. By adding compost to your soil, you are creating the living and breathable medium your plants need to thrive. So gather up those leaves, grass clippings, and kitchen scraps and start your own pile.