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Exploring one of the most straightforward and rewarding garden activities, this handy, easy-to-follow guide reveals every aspect of making and using compost--selecting the right type of container, deciding on the recipe that makes best use of the waste materials on hand, and showing the variety of ways in which this almost magical material can be put to work in the garden. For anyone concerned with sustainability, creating compost is an almost effortless way to give something back to Mother Nature, while enjoying the satisfaction of a healthy, bountiful garden for a fraction of the cost of commercially bought soil conditioners.
Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just a quarter acre-and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-suf?ciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.
The essential guide to composting for all gardeners and enviromentally conscious people 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
COMPOSTING: AN EASY HOUSEHOLD GUIDE THE CHELSEA GREEN GUIDESaA NEW SERIES OF POCKET-SIZED BOOKS TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH Did you know that up to two-thirds of most household trash can be composted? That composting reduces the need for more landfills? Composting is fun and easy And you can make compost even if you live in an apartment and donat have access to a garden. This book provides all the information you need for successful compostingaa satisfying way to live lightly on Earth. Also available: WATER: USE LESSaSAVE MORE ENERGY: USE LESSaSAVE MORE REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: AN EASY HOUSEHOLD GUIDE