Compost City

Compost City

Practical Composting Know-how for Small-space Living

Book - 2015
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The comprehensive guide to individual- and community-scale composting in the city, using small-space living, limited backyard space, and urban density to your advantage.

Millions of city dwellers want the real dirt on composting. Whether they're staunch environmentalists or urbanites touting green as the new black, folks who compost are the latest force joining backyard chickeners, balcony beekeepers, and community gardeners in helping cities get down to earth.
Packed with research, expert testimonies, and a healthy dose of humor, Compost City gives us essential strategies on composting in small, shared, diversely crowded spaces. Whether you live in a fifth-floor walk-up or a high-rise apartment complex in the suburbs, you probably don't have much more plot of land to tinker with than the little square on the sidewalk. How are you supposed to be green minded when there's no green space in sight? How do you tap the social ecosystem full of like-minded individuals? If you don't garden, who wants your compost? And how do you transport it to them? Help!
From hobbyists in studio apartments to activists on rooftop farms, Compost City serves the millions of curious, adventurous, and/or eco-minded people who care about going green but feel limited by their limited space.
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Roost Books, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781611802207
Characteristics: x, 209 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.


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You may think you need a big yard to compost. Think again. Compost City teaches you how to easily choose and care for a compost system that fits perfectly into your (tiny) space, (busy) schedule, and (multifaceted) lifestyle.

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PimaLib_SeedLibrary Jul 30, 2015

Compost City is a fresh look at indoor and outdoor composting in small urban spaces. The author’s humorous yet informative style will inspire you to start composting, even if you’ve had reservations about lack of space, time or know-how. My favorite part was “Weird Worm Behavior Explained.”


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