COMPOST is a magazine about the digital commons, telling stories about people building the web as a shared resource. But it is also a process to metabolize and renew relationships with the Web, to imagine and build interdependent, equitable, and solidarity-based systems of communication and knowledge sharing. COMPOST is published to the web and DWeb using the Distributed Press API. This debut issue of COMPOST magazine features writing and art about technologies, protocols, and communities that enable authentic and trustful connections. Shafali and Micah have lead two articles for the first issue.