The video starts out with the narrator explaining the benefits and uses of a compost pile. He then begins to demonstrate the steps to start a compost pile. He lists the ingredients and demonstrates how to mix it up with a pitchfork and shovel. He advises to put brown organic matter such as wood chips, leaves, sawdust, etc. as the first layer in the pile. Then add a layer of green organic matter such as grass clippings. A layer of kitchen scraps or manure can be added. He then shows how and when to mix it all up. Let the mixture cook for a few days, and water the mixture occasionally. He shows how to use a pitch form to turn the mixture periodically. He also lists items such as oil, meat (bone should not be put into a compost pile).