Published January 1985
by Vita Pubns .
Written in English
|Series||Understanding Technology Series|
|The Physical Object|
The Rodale Book of Composting offers: * Easy-to-follow instructions for making and using compost * Helpful tips for apartment dwellers, suburbanites, farmers and community leaders * Ecologically sound solutions to growing waste disposal problems. Recycle household and yard wastes in soil-enriching compost/5(). The book also contains chapters on: alternative composting methods; putting your compost to work; health and safety; and useful resources. By understanding the composting basics described in this book, you’ll be empowered to make and use compost /5(18). “A good general book for setting up a composting system.” — Natural Health “This is the book we most often use in our composting classes at the Garden. The content is excellent, easy, and entertaining to read.” – Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Plants & Gardens News “The little classic that introduced thousands to composting.”Reviews: Rule 2: To Learn to Compost, One Must Compost. Composting requires an understanding of several basic principles, but book-learning only goes so far. Fully understanding the art and science of composting .
Cover with 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimeters) of soil. If you plan to retrieve the compost later, mark the area with a stone or other reminder. If you grow flowers, herbs, or vegetables in straight rows with plenty of space between them, dig and fill composting . Welcome to composting – the basics of creating a happy compost pile. If you’ve tried composting in the past with no luck, or if you are new to the process, you’ll find everything you need to know to get going. Composting . By composting food scraps, yard waste, and other ingredients, you create nutrient-rich compost to add to your garden and landscape, and you minimize the waste sent to landfills. Home composting is a . This comprehensive book covers compost science, engineering design, operation, principles, and practice, stressing a fundamental approach to analysis throughout. Biological, physical, chemical, thermodynamic, and kinetic principles are covered to develop a unified analytical approach to analysis and an understanding .
I have never felt the need to read a book about composting, There is so much information available here and other places both online and also pamphlets and even free classes. probably about 15 or so years ago I read 'worms eat my garbage' and I liked it but I can't say how it compares to any other compost books. While many people have a basic understanding of the composting process, few people understand its complexity. Yet the better people understand the composting process, the better the decisions they can make for effective and efficient composting. This publication explains what composting is. Harvest your finished compost. Over time, the material at the bottom of your pile (or bin) will start to look like the nicest, richest soil you’ve ever seen. When you don’t see any more recognizable scraps, the compost is ready to be used. Harvest your compost . Some of these have resulted in publications which have made significant contributions to developments in the understanding of composting and the use of composts. In particular the outputs from meetings .