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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

Ask Professor Rot


 
 



 
 
HOME COMPOSTING MADE EASY

by Christopher Forrest McDowell, PhD & Tricia Clark-McDowell

Cortesia Press, 1998 (7th edition 2012)
Trade Paper, 32pp, full color
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
ISBN-10: 0-942064-74-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-942064-74-2

Price: $6.95 (includes $2.00 for shipping)


 

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Convenient, concise information and an ecologically sound approach.
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High praise for this marvelously accurate, state-of-the-art guide.
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A simple, commonsense guide that teaches ordinary householders to turn waste into soil as rich as gold.
Suevo Brooks, author
The Art of Good Living

 


 

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The world's most popular guide for composting at home. And we wrote it! In fact, this whole website is created around further illustrating the content of this book in a practical, no-nonsense way so that you can feel the pleasure of composting at home.

 


CONTENT

What is Compost?
Benefits of Compost
Compost: Key to Nutrition
Setting Up Your System

Composting Systems
Siting Your Compost Area
Stockpiling Materials
Composting Basics

What to Compost
The Carbon/Nitrogen Ratio
How to Use Activators
Turning Your Pile
Composting: A Quick Start Guide

The Add-As-You-Go Pile
The Batch Pile
Grass Clippings
Food Scraps
Leaves & Weeds
Garden Debris
Worm Composting
Compost Tea

Stages of Composting
Using Finished Compost
Questions & Answers
Troubleshooting Chart
Resources

 


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