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How to Make and Use Compost By Nicky Scott

How to Make and Use Compost by Nicky Scott

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The ultimate guide to composting. Find out how to compost in different ways for the home or community, what to compost and why it is such a good idea.

How to Make and Use Compost Summary

How to Make and Use Compost: The Practical Guide for Home, Schools and Communities by Nicky Scott

Composting is easy and fun, it saves you money and helps you grow lovely plants. It can be done at home, work or school, in spaces big and small.

How to Make and Use Compost shows you how to compost food and green waste:

  • Creating the right mix for successful composting
  • How to compost food waste safely
  • The different composting systems, including cold composting, wormeries, bokashi and hot boxes
  • Making liquid feeds and potting compost from your home-grown compost
  • Community Composting

The book features an A-Z guide to what you can and cannot compost, composting techniques, common problems and their solutions.

How to Make and Use Compost Reviews

Written with flair, this book will give you confidence as a beginner or improve your technique if you're a habitual composter.

* The Ecologist *

Clearly written and cross-referenced, this book draws on a wide composting experience.

-- Sue Stickland, author of Back Garden Seed Saving

... tells you everything you need to know about compost systems, wormeries and the incredible value of compost.

* Western Daily Press *

About Nicky Scott

Nicky Scott is the author of several books on composting and recycling. He advises schools, local authorities and businesses on composting kitchen waste and helps set up community composting groups. The "hot box" composter he developed is widely used for composting food waste.

Table of Contents



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


8 A-Z Guide


9 Composting food waste on a large scale

10 Composting in schools


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How to Make and Use Compost: The Practical Guide for Home, Schools and Communities by Nicky Scott
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