Composting Book


If you’re new to composting — or just want to learn a few more tips and tricks — this short book serves as the perfect guide. Quickly learn where to put your composter, what materials to put in it and how to tell when your compost is ready.

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This handy booklet assumes no prior knowledge and is perfect for those who have never composted before. It provides a great introduction and covers all the basics of making high-quality compost.

Did you know that composting can help you divert more than 30 percent of your household waste from landfills? This concise guide will help you to do just that with step-by-step instructions. Learn how to compost your kitchen, yard and garden waste and produce rich “black gold” that your plants will thrive on.

Throwing out your kitchen and yard waste just adds to our already overfilled landfills. By turning waste into “black gold” instead, you’ll be helping the environment and growing the healthiest fruits, vegetables and flowers you have ever seen! Compost can also help you reduce your need for synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, saving you money each year.

The book is written by C. Forest McDowell and Tricia Clark-McDowell, two gardening professionals with more than 50 years of combined experience.

This compact book is just 32 pages and you will love all of the illustrations and useful charts.

The Contents of the Book Include:

  • What is Compost?
  • Benefits of Compost
  • Compost: Key to Nutrition
  • Composting Systems
  • Sitting Your Compost Area
  • What to Compost
  • The Carbon/Nitrogen Ratio
  • Composting: A Quick Start Guide
  • How to Compost: Grass Clippings, Food Scraps, Leaves and Weeds, Garden Debris
  • Worm Composting
  • Using Finished Compost
  • Troubleshooting Chart
  • Home Waste Management

You will find all of the above plus much more in this handy book. There is no easier and more rewarding way to help the environment and improve your garden than with composting.


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