Currently we have five composting bins at Imani II. At three bins we collect plants and other resources such as brush, leaves and tree limbs from the garden. Once these resources have been in the bin for several months, we place them in one of the other two bins where we mix them with other resources such as chicken manure to create a compost pile that balances brown (carbon-rich) and green (nitrogen-rich) materials. We actively turn this pile every three days into the adjacent empty bin and add water as needed to keep it moist. In as little as two months, this active (aerobic) compost pile can be compost ready for use in our garden.