If you are interested in formal instruction on composting, try contacting your local University of Florida/IFAS County Extension Office 0r local country extension office to see if they offer composting workshops (some workshops even offer a free composting bin as part of the course). Further resources:
- Building Bins and Boxes for Compost
- Composting for Kids A great guide for kids with plenty of useful liks.
- Converting Yard Wastes Into Landscape Assets (UF)
- Elements of Organic Gardening: Composting
- Florida's Online Composting Center
- How to Build a Composting Bin (University of Missouri)
- The Composting Resource
- Composting Yard Waste (Iowa State)
- How to Compost
- Home Composting Guide - Gotta love the Internet. How this article wound up on the US Insurance Agents web site is a mystery to me. Regardless, it's an excellent resource.
See also Mulches for the Landscape (UF)