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WHY COMPOST

What is Compost?

Benefits of Composting

Using Finished Compost

Compost & Nutrition




SETTING UP YOUR SYSTEM

Composting Systems

Siting Your Compost Area

Stockpiling



COMPOSTING BASICS

What to Compost

Stages of Composting

The Carbon:Nitrogen Ratio

Compost Activators

Turning Your Compost



HOW TO COMPOST

Quick Start Guide

The Add-as-you-go Pile

The Batch Pile

Grass Clippings

Food Scraps

Leaves, Weeds &
Garden Debris

Compost Tea

Worm Composting



COMPOST PROBLEMS

Troubleshooting Guide

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GROW YOUR OWN FOOD MADE EASY

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by Christopher Forrest McDowell, PhD
& Tricia Clark-McDowell

Cortesia Press, 2009
Trade Paper, 68pp, full color
Size: 5.375 x 8.375 inches
ISBN-13: 978-0-942064-73-5

Price: $6.95 (+ $2.00 for shipping)

 



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Learn how to save $30-100+ a month in food costs by growing highly nutritious produce in as little as 100 square feet!

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Included are sample food garden designs and 16 pages of health, nutrition, harvesting, storage and eating tips for over 40 vegetables and fruits. The featured Nutrition Connection offers invaluable strategies to reduce cancer risk, aid in weight control, and increase ingestion of protein, calcium, iron, vitamins A & C and more!

A quick reference Step-by-Step Guide for the Gardening Season is featured on the inside front and back covers. Three pages of Gardening Sources list local, Internet, books, seeds, and children’s gardening information.

Professional garden and wellness educators, Dr. C. Forrest McDowell and Tricia Clark-McDowell have over 25 years of experience in their own 2-acre garden at their 22-acre Cortesia Sanctuary in Eugene, Oregon. Their 32-page Home Composting Made Easy (Cortesia Press) is the world’s most popular guide for the home gardener, with over 1 million copies in print. It is used by hundreds of governmental agencies, organizations and businesses throughout North America.


CONTENT

Gardening Subjects
Step-by-Step Seasonal Guide
Natural Gardening
Garden Design
Raised-Beds
Soil Preparation
Natural Fertilizers
Companion Planting
Crop Rotation
Spring Planting
Raising & Planting Starts
Sidedressing
Garden Sanitation
Weeding
Watering
Soil Types
Soil pH
Composting
Cover Cropping
Mulching
Beneficial Insects
Pest Control
Wildlife Stewardship
Birds & Butterflies

Nutrition Connection
Reduce Cancer Risk
Basics of Nutrition
Power of Greens
Cultivating Health & Nutrition
Protein Boost
Starch & Fiber
Calcium & Iron
13 Most Nutritious Veggies

Nutrition Charts for 40 Fruits & Vegetables

Sample Garden Designs
Intensive Planted Garden
Mini-Garden
Salad Garden
High Nutrition Garden

Resources


 

 

 

 

 



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