El Paseo Community Garden: Some compost tips: do not put whole root vegetables in the compost, as they may keep growing. Crush up eggshells. NO wild flowers/weeds, especially invasive ones like queen Annes lace. No diseased plants. The seed and disease will spread wherever we use the compost. No tortillas are food cooked in oil/ grease. This may attract pests/rodents. Finally drop items in a hole the center (where it's hot) and cover with hay to avoid flys, smell, etc. Contact us with questions, thanks.