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The Little Book of Compost: For a Healthy Garden and Happy Planet

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Allan Shepherd

Harper Collins

Hardback | Nov 2007 | #171055 | ISBN-13: 9780007267279
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A fun and practical guide to compost from the bestselling author of 'The Little Book of Slugs' and 'The Organic Garden'. Whether you're crazy about compost or just keen to discover the uses of this organic plant food, 'The Little Book of Compost' will show you exactly how easy compost is to make. It explains the basics of soil science and includes simple schemes for the space conscious, as well as advanced options for enthusiasts and those with large gardens. Packed with practical information and written as humorous and quirky compost "recipes".

The book includes: Composting basics: why we need to compost, who and what really makes compost, how to love your composting creatures, getting started; Easy composting schemes for the hard pressed and space conscious: includes compost-in-a-bag, indoor and backyard wormeries and community collection schemes; Feed-and-forget composting system: the perfect scheme for people with average gardens and a normal amount of garden and kitchen waste; Ideas larder: handy tips for when things aren't working in your compost bin - and includes websites and other resources.

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After completing an MA in International Relations and the environment, Allan Shepherd headed off to the wilderness of Wales and never returned. He is a passionate advocate of practical organics, works for the Centre of Alternative Technology, is an award-winning gardener and best-selling author of five books.

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