The Mini Farming Guide to Composting: Self-Sufficiency from Your Kitchen to Your Backyard (Paperback)
Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, a farm, or the wilderness, it’s time for you to start composting. Let Brett Markham, the author of the bestselling book Mini Farming: Self Sufficiency on ¼ Acre (over 300,000 sold) show you the way.
Maximize your vegetable output! Increase your self-sufficiency! And be kind to the ecosystem!
Brett L Markham is here to help you get started in his new handbook that covers everything you need to know about composting. Whether it's your mini farm or flower garden that need nourishment, Markham explains how to compost just about anything you can grow - and reminds us that developing your own composting practices not only can be fun but also saves money and encourages self-sufficiency. His guide includes:
- Soil Microbiology
- The Nutrient Cycle
- The Science of Compost
- Sustainability and a Positive Bottom Line
- Indoor Composting
- And more!
Learn to make a backyard compost structure with Brett's easy-to-follow directions and learn the science behind how your food scraps become food for plants. In the Mini Farming Guide to Composting you'll find easy instructions that make composting simple.
“Nearly all books that cover compost concentrate only on aerobic composting with a special emphasis on thermophilic composting. But this is not, in my opinion, enough to make someone self-sufficient. For example, maybe you have noticed that you need compost for soil blocks when you are starting your onion seedlings in January, but your outdoor compost pile is going to be frozen until April so it won’t do you any good. Or maybe you have a back or leg injury, and turning a two-ton thermophilic aerobic compost pile is simply not feasible. Because nature is on your side, there are a lot of different ways to create compost, and all that is really necessary is an underlying understanding of the nature of the processes at work and an eye toward safety to adapt numerous methods to your situation. I personally use many methods both indoors and outdoors, and this book will help you do the same.”
About the Author
Brett L. Markham is an engineer, third-generation farmer, and polymath. The author of the bestselling Mini Farming series, he runs a profitable, Certified Naturally Grown mini farm on less than half an acre. Brett works full time as an engineer for a broadband ISP and farms in his spare time. He lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.