Synopses & Reviews
Set your family on the path to a planet-friendly lifestyle with this fun guide to compost--what it is, how to make it, how to maintain it. Includes games, stickers, and more!
Teach your kids that composting is fun with this funky guide that takes you from the nitty-gritty of compost composition and care to Worms and Ladders, a fresh take on a traditional board game. Find out the rules for setting up your very own Worm Lovers' Society, learn all about the garden-to-plate cycle together, and get your family's feet firmly set on the road to a planet-friendly lifestyle. Includes information on both kitchen and garden composting.
"Raskin's delightful new book will change the way your family looks at kitchen crud. In this small volume, the author, a botanist and the head of horticulture at the Soil Association in the U.K., has compiled an eclectic system for teaching kids and clueless adults how to create new life-giving ecosystems in their homes and kitchens. Through activities and such learning tools as stickers, charts, pockets, diagrams, and a fascinating program of learning about worms, the book introduces kids to the benefit of ecological living as a normal and dynamic lifestyle. Do you know how to play 'Worms and Ladders'? Bring only the dice the book outlines the rest. The worm game is one of the many activities outlined in this captivating guide that will generate family fun out of kitchen garbage. Homeschooling parents will love this book. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
BEN RASKIN is the Head of Horticulture at the Soil Association in the UK, and a father to two. He runs courses and training on organic growing and launched the Soil Association's flagship Organic Apprenticeship Scheme in 2007. Ben developed an interest in gardening while working on an organic vineyard in northern Italy and has worked in horticulture for eighteen years.
Table of Contents
What Is Compost?
What Is Soil?
Your Compost Friends (micro and macro organisms)
How to Build a Compost Heap
Different Ways to Look at Your Heap
The Compost Doctor
Starting a Compost Community
More about Nutrients