Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardener

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The essential guide to composting for all gardeners and enviromentally conscious people

From Rodale Press: The publishers of Organic Gardening magazine

Composting is fast becoming a household word. Gardeners know it is the best way to feed the soil, while others look to composting as a way to dispose of grass clippings, autumn leaves, and tree trimmings. The Rodale Book of Composting offers:

* Easy-to-follow instructions for making and using ...

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Overview

The essential guide to composting for all gardeners and enviromentally conscious people

From Rodale Press: The publishers of Organic Gardening magazine

Composting is fast becoming a household word. Gardeners know it is the best way to feed the soil, while others look to composting as a way to dispose of grass clippings, autumn leaves, and tree trimmings. The Rodale Book of Composting offers:

* Easy-to-follow instructions for making and using compost

* Helpful tips for apartment dwellers, suburbanites, farmers and community leaders

* Ecologically sound solutions to growing waste disposal problems

Recycle household and yard wastes in soil-enriching compost.

"Lovers of compost. . .will be able to polish their techniques, and beginners will experience a whole new adventure."—Eddie Albert, Award-winning actor and avid gardener

The most significant gardening topic of today is covered in this completely revised and updated volume--the essential guide to composting for all gardeners and environmentally conscious people. Provides detailed, easy-to-follow instructions and guidance. 70 illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Lovers of compost. . .will be able to polish their techniques, and beginners will experience a whole new adventure."—Eddie Albert, Award-winning actor and avid gardener
Library Journal
This is an update of Jerry Minnich and others' The Rodale Guide to Composting ( LJ 5/1/79), which itself updated J.L. Rodale's Complete Book of Composting (Rodale Pr., 1960. o.p.). The broad spectrum of information given will be useful from backyard urban gardening on up to industrial, municipal, and farm recycling. The first quarter of the book gives you all you ever wanted to know on the science of composting--and more--along with some history. A discussion of materials, methods, structures, equipment, and uses is followed by a brief look at large-scale composting. The writing is an uneven mix of scientific detail and the anecdotal. Chemical reactions are described in exquisite detail, and yet most quotes, while attributed, are neither dated nor their source given. Stu Campbell and Kathleen Bond Borie's Let It Rot: The Gardener's Guide to Composting ( LJ 1/91) is more readable and inviting for the individual gardener. While useful for its in-depth, detailed coverage, Rodale's almost-textbook is recommended only for comprehensive gardening collections.-- Sharon Levin, Univ. of Vermont Lib., Burlington
Booknews
A compendium of ideas and diverse approaches. The cover identifies this edition as new and revised, but no information is given regarding the previous (first?) edition. Paper edition (991-5), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878579914
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 278
  • Sales rank: 156,293
  • Product dimensions: 6.51 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    Fantastic Book!

    Very technical at points, but absolutely comprehensive.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2008

    Not for Everyone

    I bought this book hoping it would teach me in layman terms how to make compost. In a sense it does that; however unless you've earned a degree in biology most of the book will come off as a scientific journal article.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2005

    Best Book I Own!

    Don't let the technicality of this book scare you. Anyone with a junior high education in basic science and an interest in composting will thoroughly enjoy this book. It should be required reading in school. Includes rarely found details about material composition, alternative methods, using earthworms and the finished compost. Excellent book!!!

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