Hi my name is RJ and I'm a new poster here at the forum.I look forward to giving and receiving some great info here. I'm attempting to make some compost over the winter for ORGANIC vegetable growing in the summer. I have the following ingrediants available to add to the bin. -endless amount of vegetable peels from an Organic food store. -endless amount of leaves from Stanley Park(will crush the leaves to breakdown) -good soil to add to the mix -sawdust ??? Other ingrediants I can get,however not organic: -endless amounts of cofee grounds from a coffee shop -endless amounts of NON ORGANIC vegetable peelings from an institutional kitchen. My questions: -If growning organic,will non organic coffee grounds and non-organic vegetable peelings harm/polute the compost, or will the chemicals breakdown and this is nothing to worry about? - Is sawdust reccomended for BC's wet generally acidic soils, or are small amounts OK as acarbon source for the compost? -What other ingrediants not mentioned are good for an organic compost? -Is there an organic "rot it" additive that will speed up the compost making process? -What about adding compost worms, bugs etc? In Summary: I have some experience in compostiong and no how to layer,keep moist,turn over etc etc. I also have a fall rye green manure crop growing at present which I will turn over before it reaches 12". My main focus is shifting from chemical fertilizers/compost to strictly Organic growing and compost mixes. Any help, greatly appreciated. RJ ps. Any connections to help me get in with any organic gardening groups/organizations in the lower mainland is also greatly aprreciated.