Compost, Vermicompost and Compost Tea: Feeding the Soil on the Organic Farm [NOOK Book]

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Compost, Vermicompost and Compost Tea: Feeding the Soil on the Organic Farm

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Overview

Part of the NOFA Guides series. 



Information on composting techniques, including:




  • Principles and biology of composting

  • Temperature, aeration and moisture control

  • Composting methods

  • Materials (additives and inoculants, biodynamic preparations)

  • About costs (site preparation, equipment, labor and time)

  • What do you do with it?

  • Compost tea and other brewed microbial cultures

  • Compost and the law


With extended appendices including a recipe calculator, potting mix recipes, and a sample compost production budget sheet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603583480
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Series: Organic Principles and Practices Handbook Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised and updated edition
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 1,084,284
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Grace Gershuny, in addition to her position on the staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program, has worked for many years as an educator, organizer, and market gardener. She is nationally known in the alternative agriculture movement, is the author of Start With the Soil, and Compost, Vermicompost and Compost Tea: Feeding the Soil on the Organic Farm as well as co-author of The Rodale Book of Composting and The Soul of Soil. She is on the faculties of the Institute for Social Ecology and Goddard College, and lives in Barnet, Vermont.

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Table of Contents

1. Why compost?

2. Principles and biology of composting

3. Temperature, moisture, and aeration

4. Composting methods

5. Materials

6. About costs

7. When is compost finished? and how is it applied?

8. Compost tea and other brewed microbial cultures

9. Compost and the law

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    Posted March 23, 2013

    Nursery~ WaterClan

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    Posted January 11, 2012

    highly recommended

    A must if you are into your own composting and more.

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