Every Autumn when I was a kid, I dreaded having to drag the raked up leaves up the hill to the compost pile in my backyard. Back then it was an annoying chore, but now my understanding of the benefits of composting makes me proud to have grown up with it. With grow lights, gardening is no longer just for the spring and summer.With indoor composts, neither is composting. There has been a revival in kitchen composting as a response to growing food waste and the promotion of sustainable living efforts. It is a way to make use of kitchen scraps and to decrease your contribution to landfills. Many people choose to compost because they do want to decrease the amount of waste that they produce. Some even want to create their own fertilizer for their gardens.