How to Make and Use Compost
The practical guide for home, schools and communities

By Nicky Scott

How to Make and Use Compost
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Paperback, 200 pages £13.99
Published: 4th February 2021
ISBN: 9780857845450
Format: 234mm x 156mm

Category: All Books, GARDENING, COMPOSTING & AGRICULTURE

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Composting is easy, fun, saves you money and helps you to grow lovely plants. This new full-colour edition shows you how to compost everything that can be composted – at home, work or school, and in spaces big or small. It features a comprehensive A–Z guide, which includes what you can and can’t compost, concepts and techniques, and common problems and solutions.

Composting is easy, fun, saves you money and helps you to grow lovely plants. This new full-colour edition shows you how to compost everything that can be composted – at home, school or in communities, in spaces big or small.

How to Make and Use Compost shows you how to compost food and green waste:

  • Creating the right mix for successful composting
  • How to compost food waste safely
  • The different composting systems, including cold composting, wormeries, bokashi and hot boxes
  • Making liquid feeds and potting compost from your home-grown compost
  • Community Composting

It features a comprehensive A–Z guide, which includes what you can and can’t compost, concepts and techniques, and common problems and solutions.

Introduction                                                                                          

PART ONE                                                                                          

1   Why make compost?                                                                       

2   How does it work?                                                                            

3   Making successful compost                                                              

4   Choosing the right composting system                                              

5   Composting with worms                                                                    

6   Using your compost                                                                         

7   Community composting                                                                    

PART TWO

8   A–Z Guide                                                                                       

PART THREE

9   Composting food waste on a large scale                                            

10 Composting in schools                                                                     

Resources                                                                                           

Written with flair, this book will give you confidence as a beginner or improve your technique if you're a habitual composter.

- The Ecologist

Clearly written and cross-referenced, this book draws on a wide composting experience.

- Sue Stickland, author of Back Garden Seed Saving

… tells you everything you need to know about compost systems, wormeries and the incredible value of compost. 

- Western Daily Press

Nicky Scott

Nicky Scott is the author of several books on composting and recycling. He advises schools, local authorities and businesses on composting kitchen waste and helps set up community composting groups. The “hot box” composter he developed is widely used for composting food waste.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 200 pages
ISBN: 9780857845450
Format: 234mm x 156mm
full colour

BIC Code: TVKF, WMQF
BISAC Code:  GAR016000, TEC003030
Imprint: Green Books


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