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    How to Make and Use Compost: The Ultimate Guide (Paperback) By (author) Nicky Scott

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    DescriptionComposting is easy, fun, saves you money and helps you to grow lovely plants. Whether you live in a flat with a balcony or have a family and garden that generate 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: * creating the right mix for successful garden compost * how to compost your food waste safely * the full range of composting systems, from plastic 'daleks' to large-scale units, including prices and suppliers * composting with a wormery * making liquid feeds and your own seed and potting compost * composting in schools, with advice on getting a school scheme started. How to Make and Use Compost features a comprehensive A-Z guide, which includes what you can and can't compost, concepts and techniques, and common problems and solutions.


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    Title
    How to Make and Use Compost
    Subtitle
    The Ultimate Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicky Scott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781900322591
    ISBN 10: 1900322595
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    Abridged Dewey: 635
    LC classification: SB
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    DC22: 631.875
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: GAR018000, GAR022000
    BIC subject category V2: TVKF, WMQF
    BISAC V2.8: GAR016000, GAR000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: TVK, WMQF
    Illustrations note
    8pp colour plates
    Publisher
    GREEN BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GREEN BOOKS
    Publication date
    11 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Totnes
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    '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
    Table of contents
    Introduction 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 PART TWO 8 A-Z Guide PART THREE 9 Composting food waste on a large scale 10 Composting in schools Resources