Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Compost this book! : the art of composting for your yard, your community, and the planet” as Want to Read:
Compost this book! : the art of composting for your yard, your community, and the planet
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Compost this book! : the art of composting for your yard, your community, and the planet

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Inspirational, funny, and practical, this book provides a somewhat unconventional look at the world of composting, from the large problems of solid waste disposal to the how-tos of turning potato peels and dryer lint into food for your garden. Compost is a miracle waiting to happen. It can: eliminate thirty to sixty percent of your solid waste; protect your garden ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 5th 1994 by Random House, Inc.
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Compost this book! , please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Compost this book!

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Zack
May 04, 2011 Zack rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
I seem to have a soft spot in my heart for books about decomposition.

This one is well-researched, easy to read, and practical. This is not a laissez-faire, no-fail, stay-calm manual like Kenneth Thompson's Compost: The Gardener's Essential Compost and Recycling Bible, but it does come down on that side of the hands-on/hands-off see-saw. The thing I liked most about this book is the range of options it presents you, in the whimsical form of the two authors' reports on how various compost activiti
...more
Babs
Jul 07, 2013 Babs rated it really liked it
A bit dated in it's references, however the art of composting remains the same. This book is not just a how to, in fact it dedicates only a few chapters to the actual logistics. The history of composting (who knew that soil depletion was integral to the cause of the Civil War?), and the environmental and political arguments for community composting are equally presented. Snippets of knowledge for efficient composting are scattered throughout all chapters of the book however, so I recommend NOT ...more
Caitlin
Oct 05, 2007 Caitlin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
"Compost This Book!" is a Sierra Club book that tells you most everything you'd want to know about composting. For those who want to see more statistics and discussion of the biological agents at work, this is *not* academic enough for that, but it's detailed, convincing, and is easy to read because of its witty, conversational prose.

You can probably find it at your library. Call # at mine was 631.875C, pub'd 1994.
Valerie
Mar 20, 2008 Valerie rated it really liked it
ok, so this is a book about composting but I liked it. It taught me everything I needed to know about composting.
Richard Franco
Richard Franco rated it liked it
Jan 29, 2012
Ronald J
Ronald J rated it liked it
Jan 08, 2016
Sevan Sarian
Sevan Sarian rated it it was amazing
Jul 12, 2015
Timothy
Timothy rated it liked it
Jan 13, 2013
MAB  LongBeach
MAB LongBeach rated it liked it
Aug 07, 2014
Tasha Livingstone
Tasha Livingstone rated it really liked it
Jan 18, 2013
Erica
Erica rated it really liked it
May 14, 2011
Lorilin
Lorilin rated it it was amazing
Mar 14, 2013
James
James rated it did not like it
Jul 18, 2011
Kelly
Kelly rated it really liked it
May 21, 2013
Liz
Liz marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2010
Jeri
Jeri marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2011
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2011
Maria
Maria marked it as to-read
Dec 16, 2011
Christina Browne
Christina Browne marked it as to-read
Mar 11, 2014
Jordan
Jordan marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2014
Sami Sayed
Sami Sayed marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2014
Kevin
Kevin marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2015
Sara C
Sara C added it
Jun 30, 2015
Courtney
Courtney marked it as to-read
Oct 13, 2015
Ian Donnelly
Ian Donnelly marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2016
Elis
Elis marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2016
Arin
Arin marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Tom Christopher is a reporter on garden and the environment.
More about Thomas Christopher...

Share This Book