Wednesday, April 7, 2021

No-Waste Composting: Small-space waste recycling, indoors and out. Plus, 10 projects to repurpose household items into compost-making machines


No-Waste Composting is a solidly comprehensive guide to composting (indoors and out) by Michelle Balz. It's part of the No Waste Gardening series. Due out 27th April from Quarto on their Cool Springs Press imprint, it's 128 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. (Ebook available now).

The layout is logical and the information accessible and easy to locate in the text. The introductory chapters include benefits and general how-to basics of composting and how to get started. The following chapters cover outdoor composting, using the products of your composting,  indoor composting (yes, you can ... without obnoxious smells and mishaps), composting pet manure outdoors, and more tips and tricks for improving soil composition with compost and more tips for getting the most out of your bins. 

The author has included an abbreviated bibliography and reference list as well as cross referenced index. The book is well illustrated with clear color photographs and drawings throughout. The information is comprehensive and presented simply enough to be accessible to readers of all ages. 

Five stars. This would make an excellent choice for library acquisition, gardening groups, homesteaders, home gardeners, allotment/community garden groups, and similar.

 Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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