The Organic Book of Compost
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- 5th September 2011
- 192 pages -
Packed with trouble-shooting advice, you will soon be able to produce rich, fertile soil for growing healthy, beautiful fruit, vegetables and flowers. Nowadays people are much more ecologically aware and also keener to minimize their carbon footprint. This, coupled with the pressure from governments to recycle household waste, means that creating and using garden compost is becoming almost essential knowledge. This book is written for people with and without gardens who want to recycle their kitchen and garden waste in the most environmentally efficient manner, as well as anyone who wants to use compost to improve their garden. The author discusses all types of composting methods, including wormeries and woody heaps, and case studies cover different circumstances, such as composting on a balcony or in a town garden, composting with children, composting in the office and more.
Pauline Pears spent 35 years at Garden Organic (formerly HDRA), the UK charity for organic gardening. She worked in various roles including Head of Advisory Service and editor of the magazine The Organic Way. She has written several books on organic gardening.