Composting: How to reduce waste, save money, help the environment and make great soil to improve your garden.
More and more people are deciding to grow some of their own food and are deciding to adopt organic methods of growing. Composting mimics nature’s own way of breaking down waste. Food scraps and yard wastes make up a third of the trash we send to landfills. There they rot and putrefy, producing methane and leaching into the groundwater. Instead, if they are added to your compost, they add valuable carbon and other nutrients to regenerate your garden soil and grow nutrient rich food.
Composting helps protect plants from disease, creates a rich soil amendment, and benefits the structure of your garden soil. Have you hesitated in making and using compost because you:
~ have no idea of how to start
~ think it will be smelly and time consuming
~ ~ prefer the convenience of buying fertilizers, soil amenders, conditioners, and mulch from a garden shop
~ are not sure what materials you can compost, and what you can’t
This book addresses all those topics and a whole lot more. And once you’ve made the decision to start composting, you’ll discover the many ways you can use the rich soil amendment you’ve created from kitchen and garden waste.