Humans have been composting since their transition from hunters and gatherers to agriculturists to enhance the quality and quantity of our yields.12,000 years ago in the British Isles, Scotts plowed and seeded compost piles instead of spreading compost around plots. The Akkadians of Mesopotamia have the first written reference of compost, on cuneiform tablets from 2300 BC.
What is it?
Water is one of four equally important ingredients for composting to work effectively, the other three being carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. Water, in the right amounts helps maintain activity without causing anaerobic conditions.