Author(s): Michelle Balz
Composting is no longer only in the realm of environmentalists! It's not just about reducing food waste; most composters get their hands dirty because of the benefits it brings to the soil in their garden. All the extra nutrients make for well-fed gardens with plenty of nutrients and rich moisture.Composting has "been under the radar screen until now, and seen as a boutique, West Coast thing," says Jared Blumenfeld, who oversees California as well as two other Western states and the Pacific for the Environmental Protection Agency. "But now everyone from Massachusetts to Minnesota has programs starting up, and pretty soon there will be a critical mass."Composting for a New Generation includes tried-and-true composting methods and new, innovative techniques. You'll learn the science of composting, traditional bin composting (including how-to sections on building your own bin), vermicomposting (with worms), composting with nature, keyhole gardens, organic composting, and using your finished compost. Composting for a New Generation is the most complete book to date for your organic soil needs.
Michelle Balz is a long-time backyard composter with a passion for reducing our impact on the planet. She spends her days writing laid-back advice for home composters in the Confessions of a Composter blog, teaching classes on backyard composting, and learning everything she can about composting, recycling, reusing, and waste reduction.Anna Stockton earned her BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers. With over fifteen years of experience in professional photography, Stockton has taught as a photography instructor at the college level, and has worked as a photo specialist with Sony Digital Imaging. This is her first book.