Easy Compost (Brooklyn Botanic Garden Guides for a Greener Planet) : Everything you need to know to turn your garden and kitchen scraps into "black gold." Farmers and horticulturists have long understood the benefits of compost to their soil and plants. Compost provides important nutrients; offers habitat for beneficial fungi, earthworms, and other creatures; and helps improve soil structure. Not just for rural and suburban gardeners, composting can be done in urban community and school gardens, pocket backyards and courtyards, and even indoors. This newly revised edition of Easy Compost, updated with new chapters on modern composting methods, remains an essential guide to the science and art of composting. Features: The basics on what, where, and how to compost. Detailed instructions on techniques like hot composting, worm composting, and compost tea. Step-by-step plans for building your own wooden bin or bench composter. Special advice for composting in school classrooms and urban settings. Tips for keeping your compost area clean, pleasant smelling, and pest-free. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.
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