Stephanie Davies is an occupational therapist by trade and an earthworm enthusiast by passion. Stephanie established her business, Urban Worm Girl, a few years ago and since then has hosted a network of educational and social events about the many methods of composting including worms. She also hosts lectures, demonstrations and workshops at retail venues, including, home and garden stores and local garden shops.
Composting Inside and Out: The comprehensive guide to reusing trash, saving money and enjoying the benefits of organic gardeningby Stephanie Davies
Rethink Your Refuse
Hundreds of millions of tons of solid waste are produced in the U.S. annually, and the landfills simply store it, not eliminate it. Recycling diverts significant amounts of waste, but the fact remains that the majority of landfill space is occupied by organic material. The good news is composting is a natural and beneficial way to/b>… See more details below
Rethink Your Refuse
Hundreds of millions of tons of solid waste are produced in the U.S. annually, and the landfills simply store it, not eliminate it. Recycling diverts significant amounts of waste, but the fact remains that the majority of landfill space is occupied by organic material. The good news is composting is a natural and beneficial way to eliminate this waste, and anyone can do it.
Whether you live on a farm, in the suburbs or a city apartment, composting is possible. Composting Inside and Out will introduce you to the essentials and explore various methods of indoor and outdoor composting to help you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle.
Inside you'll find:
- A compete overview of the composting process
- Advice on finding the right equipment
- Step-by-step instruction for fourteen different composting methods
- Ideas for using the soil you produce
- Quick answers to common problems
Whether you create a compost heap, bury your scraps, ferment them, tumble them or feed them to the worms, you too can be successful with composting. Use the fruits of your labor on you houseplants, your lawn, your flowerbeds or your garden. Put your waste and your energy to good use. Reclaim the benefits of participating in the planet's health through compostingits rewards are simply miraculous.
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I highly recommend this easy to read book on all kinds of composting. Written by an urban worm girl, it reviews all kinds of composting, inside and out. Even though I have an outdoor bin for yard waste and kitchen scraps, i enjoyed reviewing composting tips. I learned i could even recycle dryer lint! I also found that I wasn't keeping my bin wet enough. I enjoyed all the tips on recycling food waste. There is a chapter on bokashi composting and then my favorite section...vermicomposting! This was a fascinating explanation on worms eating my kitchen garbage, shredded newspaper, and cardboard. The author writes about the pros and cons of different commercial worm bins. She also offers a detailed explanation on building a plastic worm bin..which I did. I now have 1000 red wrigglers happily munching their way through last week's food scraps. Thanks for the inspiration! (My patient hubby thanks the author too). I got the book free on Free Fridays. Thanks to B&N too!
It's a bit preachy at the beginning. But the how to parts of the book are excellent!