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I’m determined to have a healthy, abundant garden this year, and due to my two beagles running around the yard, I want to leave chemicals out of the equation.  Trying to learn all the secrets of organic gardening at first seemed overwhelming to me, but I decided to start slowly and explore topics one at a time.  Composting was the first organic gardening topic on my list.  The aptly named Compost by Clare Foster is a simple beginner’s guide to understanding the compost pile.  The book gives a brief description of the science behind decomposition and then delves into all the materials suitable for the process.  Foster details various techniques for achieving the best, least-smelly compost pile possible, and does so in a clear, concise manner perfect for a beginner.  I’m confident my garden will benefit from this book, not to mention the fact that I look forward to making fewer trips to the garbage can!



Posted by Caitlin Hoag at 04/22/2009 11:09:54 AM | 

Great post Caitlin! I have been thinking about composting for my own gardens for almost a year now, but this book, and your very nice blog about it, has inspired me to actually get it done. Thanks
Posted by: michael ( Email ) at 4/29/2009 4:44 PM

This book does look very helpful for those of us inerested in composting. Thanks for the recommendation, Caitlin. Good luck on your garden and keep those beagles safe!
Posted by: Beth ( Email ) at 5/1/2009 3:49 PM

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