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Composting for Dummies

By Cathy Cromell and The Editors of The National Gardening Association

Composting: Composting for Dummies by Cathy Cromell and The Editors of The National Gardening Association, Healthy Home & Green Living Books & Videos -

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Wiley Publishing, Inc.

111 River St.

Hoboken, NJ  07030-5774 USA


Composting for Dummies, by Cathy Cromell and The Editors of The National Gardening Association, is a step-by-step guide to turning household waste, yard clippings, and more into free, nutrient-filled compost and mulch. It includes information on:


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  • Composting basics: including benefits and tools required
  • Choosing the best method and location: above ground, in a hole, in a container/bin, or even in your kitchen
  • Building your compost pile: what ingredients can or cannot be put in, and mixing ingredients in proper amounts
  • Beyond traditional composting: information on vermicomposting (letting worms eat your garbage), growing green manures to compost later, and sheet composting.

Composting for Dummies also includes recommendations for using your finished compost to give your plants, vegetables, and flowers a boost. 200 pages.

Cathy Cromell is a Regional Reporter for the National Gardening Association. She is a certified Master Gardener, Master Composter, and Master Entomologist.


The National Gardening Association is the leading garden-based educational nonprofit organization in the United States.



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Composting for Dummies:  Created on March 17th, 2010.  Last Modified on March 17th, 2010


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