Fred Bahnson checks on the temperature of his compost pile. The ideal internal temperature of a compost pile should be between 120 and 140 degrees  Fahrenheit. High temperatures are essential for destruction of pathogenic organisms and undesirable weed seeds. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron

Fred Bahnson checks on the temperature of his compost pile. The ideal internal temperature of a compost pile should be between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. High temperatures are essential for destruction of pathogenic organisms and undesirable weed seeds. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron