The Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardener

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Deborah L. Martin, Grace Gershuny
Rodale, Jan 15, 1992 - Gardening - 278 pages
22 Reviews
The essential guide to composting for all gardeners and enviromentally conscious people

From Rodale Press: The publishers of Organic Gardening magazine

Composting is fast becoming a household word. Gardeners know it is the best way to feed the soil, while others look to composting as a way to dispose of grass clippings, autumn leaves, and tree trimmings. 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.

"Lovers of compost. . .will be able to polish their techniques, and beginners will experience a whole new adventure."--Eddie Albert, Award-winning actor and avid gardener
  

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631.8 Rodale Dimmie 5 stars An excellent reference to anyone interested in improving their garden soil. There is an interesting history about composting in the first part of the book, then clear ... Read full review

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Wouldn't call this easy methods for every gardener. Spends a lot of time talking about experimental or large scale composting operations. "Go to your local slaughterhouse to get blood and bone meal to ... Read full review

Contents

Composting throughout History
1
The Benefits of Compost
10
Life inside a Compost Heap
29
Compost and Plant Health
47
The Frontiers of Composting
65
Materials for Composting
74
Using Manure
121
Methods
130
Compost Structures
179
Shredders and Other Equipment
203
Using Compost
216
LargeScale Composting
228
Equipment Sources
263
Recommended Reading
267
Index
269
Copyright

Composting with Earthworms
166

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About the author (1992)

Deborah L. Martin is a freelance editor and writer who has made appearances as a gardening expert on HGTV and elsewhere. Previously she spent more than a decade at Rodale as a garden book editor and was the project editor for The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible and Stokes' Backyard Bird Book. An avid amateur birdwatcher, she lives near Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Grace Gershuny, in addition to her position on the staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program, has worked for many years as an educator, organizer, and market gardener. She is nationally known in the alternative agriculture movement, is the author of Start With the Soil, and Compost, Vermicompost and Compost Tea: Feeding the Soil on the Organic Farm as well as co-author of The Rodale Book of Composting and The Soul of Soil. She is on the faculties of the Institute for Social Ecology and Goddard College, and lives in Barnet, Vermont.

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