Composting to Reduce the Waste Stream: A Guide to Small Scale Food and Yard Waste Composting (NRAES 43 - FRONT MATTER ONLY)
Dickson, N. M.; Richard, T.; Kozlowski, R
This guide promotes small-scale composting of yard, garden, and vegetative food waste. It includes information that may be useful to various audiences. Community leaders, volunteers, teachers, and cooperative extension agents will find it useful for developing educational programs to promote home composting. The guide will also assist small-scale composters who want to know more about composting science than they can learn from locally produced publications. The guide includes a glossary of terms, and an appendix that provides instructions for building various compost systems. Those interested only in guidelines on how to compost should review Chapter 2, titled “Methods of Composting and Composting Alternatives.” This chapter reviews five composting methods and two alternatives to composting that will reduce the waste stream. Chapter 3, “Making and Maintaining a Compost Pile” presents descriptions of materials, methods, and trouble-shooting for traditional compost piles. DUE TO OUSTANDING COPYRIGHT ISSUES OR CLEARLY IDENTIFIED OUT-OF-DATE PRACTICES (E.G. SAFETY CONCERNS), ONLY THE FRONT MATTER (E.G. COVER, ToC, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, ETC) ARE PROVIDED HERE AT THIS TIME. Print copies of this item can be found at libraries listed here: www.worldcat.org/oclc/1052754016
This 44 page publication (NRAES-43) was originally published by the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES, previously known as the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service), a multi-university program in the Northeast US disbanded in 2011. Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) was subsequently formed to manage the NRAES catalog. Ceasing operations in 2018, PALS was a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. PALS assisted university faculty in publishing, marketing and distributing books for small farmers, gardeners, land owners, workshops, college courses, and consumers.
Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service (NRAES)
Composting; Refuse and Refuse Disposal; Garden and Landscape
Previously Published As
Dickson, N. M., Richard, T., and Kozlowski, R. (1991). Composting to reduce the waste stream: a guide to small scale food and yard waste composting. Ithaca, NY: Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, Cooperative Extension.