How to Make and Use Compost
The Ultimate Guide

By Nicky Scott

How to Make and Use Compost
Paperback, 200 pages £9.95
Published: 1st February 2010
ISBN: 9781900322591
Format: 234mm x 156mm


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.


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                                                                    


8   A–Z Guide                                                                                       


9   Composting food waste on a large scale                                            

10 Composting in schools                                                                     



‘Clearly written and cross-referenced, this book obviously draws from a wide range of composting experience. I would certainly recommend it.’

- Sue Stickland, gardening writer, author of Back Garden Seed Saving.

"Nicky Scott's book tells you everything you need to know about compost systems, wormeries and the incredible value of compost; in short everything a good gardener will love to know more about."

- Bristol Evening Post / Western Daily Press

Nicky Scott

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 ‘Scotty’s Hot Box’ and the ‘Ridan’ composter, both now widely used for composting food waste. Nicky is the author of Composting for All and Composting: an easy household guide.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 200 pages
ISBN: 9781900322591
Format: 234mm x 156mm
8pp colour plates

BISAC Code:  GAR016000, TEC003030
Imprint: Green Books

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