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$31.99 CAD
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2023-04-01
ISBN: 9781897408735
Format: Audiobook
Running Time: 5h 55m
Narrated By: David Skulski
BISAC: GARDENING / Techniques

Compost Science for Gardeners (Audiobook)

Simple Methods for Nutrient-Rich Soil

by Robert Pavlis narrated by David Skulski

With breathtaking clarity, Compost Science for Gardeners demystifies composting practices and helps readers determine the best technique for their unique situation. This comprehensive science-based book is your key to building healthier soil and growing better plants.

Using plain language and easy-to-follow instructions, this essential resource distills and blends the latest scientific research with the author's many decades of knowledge and experience into manageable form, debunking a host of common gardening myths along the way. Learn about:

  • The role of composting in the ecological cycle
  • Compostable materials to incorporate and those to avoid
  • Browns and greens vs the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio
  • The full range of composting methods, including cold and hot composting; composting in piles, bins, and tumblers; and pit and trench composting
  • Keyhole gardening, food digesters, vermicomposting, bokashi, eco-enzyme fermentation, and more
  • The relative merits and impact on the environment of each composting technique
  • Using finished compost to improve soil health

Anyone can compost. Whether you are a balcony or backyard gardener, market gardener, small-scale farmer, or homesteader, or even if you are simply looking for a way to keep organic matter out of the landfill, this book will show you how to do it simply, safely, and sensibly.

About the Author

Robert Pavlis is the owner and developer of Aspen Grove Gardens, a 6-acre botanical garden featuring 3,000 varieties of plants. Specializing in soil science, Robert is a Master Gardener, speaker, instructor, blogger, and author of Plant Science for Gardeners, Soil Science for Gardeners, and Building Natural Ponds. He lives in Guelph, Canada.




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