Over at Mother Earth News they have a great article about composting and how just about anyone can compost at their house.
From the site:
Starting a new compost pile can be a fast, easy project. But new composters sometimes feel frustrated as they struggle to learn more about how the process works – an understandable problem since there is a wealth of information available about composting and not one, absolute – right way to do it. As we take a close look at 10 basic truths of composting, it’s obvious that the world of composting is seldom black and white – or shall we say brown and green? At the same time, home composting is much easier than what you might have heard.
So if you were thinking of starting to compost, this article at Mother Earth News could help you head in the right direction!