I had seen this idea somewhere else but wanted to make some changes that would work better for my situation. I hope it helps someone else also.
This is installed in my Square Foot Garden bed but would work in other gardens also. For more information about Square Foot Gardening contact me.
Composting is a way to reduce what is thrown away while adding to the health of your garden soil. Although I compost otherwise I was excited about the idea of composting right in the garden. Compost should be ready much sooner this way with less work: no turning compost, and no moving compost to the garden.
If you are not able to have a traditional compost bin this may be a way you could still make compost.
Step 1: Gather materials
I found four, 1"x5" pieces of 2' long lumber around my house - three cedar, and one Douglas Fir. Any kind of wood should be fine, but I advise against using pressure treated, painted, or stained lumber. You could use 2 1/2' or 3' long lumber instead of 2'.
You will also need a drill, bits and screws, about 2 cups of peat moss, kitchen scraps, a board or post cap for a cover, and a few earthworms.
Step 2: Prepare the boards
These openings will allow the worms to come and go - eating kitchen scraps in the cafe and then traveling through the garden leaving castings and aerating the soil.
Step 3: Put your Cafe together
Step 4: Choose a location
I chose this empty square in my Square Foot Garden.