Synopses & Reviews
Whether you live in a flat with a balcony or have a family and garden that generates large amounts of food and green waste, this book shows you how to compost everything that can be composted—at home, work, or school, and in spaces big or small. It covers how to create the right mix for successful garden compost; how to compost food waste safely; the full range of composting systems; composting with a wormery; making liquid feeds and your own seed and potting compost; and composting in schools, with advice on getting a school scheme started. How to Make and Use Compost features a comprehensive A-to-Z guide, which includes what you can and can't compost, concepts and techniques, and common problems and solutions.
“Clearly written and cross-referenced, this book obviously draws from a wide range of composting experience. I would certainly recommend it.” —Sue Stickland, author, Back Garden Seed Saving
About the Author
Nicky Scott is the coordinator of the Devon Community Composting Network; he helps set up community composting groups and advises schools and businesses on composting kitchen waste. He was involved in the development of the “Ridan” composter, now widely used for composting food waste. He is the author of Composting for All and Composting: An Easy Household Guide.