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Compost City by Rebecca Louie
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May 19, 2015 | ISBN 9781611802207

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“You’ve never seen a book on composting like this one—it’s wonderful. No excuses, no putting it off. Compost City guides even the most squeamish sophisticate into delightful partnership with browns, greens, and worms.”—Joel Salatin, farmer, author, and educator at Polyface Farm

“A master composter and real-life eco-hero wielding a worm fork, Rebecca Louie makes composting fun, inviting, and accessible to everyone from beginners to gardening pros. She renews my faith in a sustainable future, and will inspire yours.”—Gabrielle Langholtz, editor of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn

Compost City is a must-read for any would-be composter, urban or otherwise. In an informative, whimsical way, Rebecca Louie de-icks composting, debunks its myths, and DIY-ifies its methods. By the end, you’ll be able to compost this book, but you wouldn’t dream of doing so for fear of losing a vital resource.”—Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland and creator of

“Shelburne Farms is always looking for new ways to connect teachers and students with agriculture that goes beyond their time here on the farm. Compost is a crucial component to healthy food systems, but you don’t need 1,400 acres to practice this. Compost City illustrates all you need to know about recycling food, no matter how small the space at home or school. We believe that learning should be infused with joy and wonder, and Louie does just that with her fun, engaging style. Compost City will be well-used in our library.”—Alec Webb, President of Shelburne Farms, VT

“Composting is a great way to give back to the miraculous organism that is soil, and Rebecca Louie’s informative, hands-on, highly entertaining how-to makes this complex process real and doable for the home composter. It’s a fun read, and more important, it’s full of technical information and specific tips that empower anyone to go forth and compost successfully. Thank you, Rebecca! Compost City will help heal our cities and soil.”—Deborah Koons Garcia, writer, director, and producer of Symphony of the Soil and The Future of Food

Table Of Contents

in which a long lost friend returns in a puff of compost magic.                 
1. Composting: Yes, You Can
because you will be wowed by compost’s benefits and overcome your compost fears.                
2. What Is Composting?
or, how intimidating sciencey things become ludicrously accessible and interesting.                  
3. The Very Basic Concepts Behind Making Compost
surprise, it’s not that much work!           
4. Outdoor Composting: Above Ground Systems
holding units, single and multistage bins, and tumblers wow you.          
5. Outdoor Composting: Going Underground
can you dig it? Trenches, digesters, and lasagna composting.                  
6. The Wormderful World of Indoor Vermiculture
embrace the wordplay and get yourself some worms                    
7. Bokashi Fermentation
a pickle you want to get into.                      
8. Urban Farmyard
so many compostable animal poops in the concrete jungle!                    
9. Get Organized! Community Composting
there’s no need to go solo.            
10. Join the Green Party: Eco-Taining!
much less creepy than hiring a clown.                   
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