I think most, if not all gardeners compost in some manner. I know my garden would not be complete without a compost bin. I have a large compost bin and am always looking for things to compost.
One great and free thing for your compost are coffee grounds. My friend Geri and I stop by Starbucks to get their old coffee grounds all the time. They package the grounds up in nice foil bags and place them in buckets in their stores. These grounds are free for the taking, first come, first served.
You can see Geri has been busy collecting and storing coffee grounds in the above picture. She really should get those bags into her compost! Though to be fair, I have been kind of hoarding some bags in my car as well. I currently have four that just can't seem to make it to the compost bin. Maybe that is because I am always on here updating all of my lost pictures!
I have read coffee grounds may be a bit on the acid side on the ph scale. Therefore, composting first is recommended before using in the garden, unless you are spreading them on camelias, azaleas or rhodies. But, I have spread coffee grounds over all of my gardens with no ill results.
I think most coffee shops would gladly give away their old grounds. Starbucks' program is called, "Grounds for your Garden". I like the convenience very much.
Happy composting and here's to a good cup of java. We all need one after that HUGE Garden Bloggers Bloom Day yesterday. I know I do!
in the garden....smelling the warm rich smell of coffee grounds.