Books about Composting

Backyard Composting: Your Complete Guide To Recycling Yard Clippings (1992) Harmonious Technologies, Grades: 7-Adult. An easy step-by-step guide to successful composting.

Complete Book of Compost: the easy, economical, earth-friendly way to help your garden grow, The (1998) Robert Francis, Grades: 7-Adult. This guide will tell you: 1) how moisture and air circulation affect you compost; 2) which ingredients are safe to include in the pile; 3) how to keep pests at bay; 4) how to use compost for starting seeds and transplants; and 5) how to buy a bin…or build your own and much more.

Compost (2002) Clare Foster, Grades: 5-8. This book demystifies the art of composting and explains everything you need to know to get started.

Compost: The Natural Way to Make Food for Your Garden (2007) Ken Thompson, Grades: 7-12. The most practical book that all gardeners have been waiting for, this fun and informative guide shows how to make the best compost using ingredients that are easily found around the house.

Compost By Gosh! (2003) Michelle E. Portman, Grades: K-3. Rhyming text and vivid pictures augment this introduction to the stages and benefits of worm composting. Juvenile literature.

Composting (2007) Nicky Scott, Adult. This book will give you all the information you need for successful composting.

Composting: The Hands-On Gardener (1997) Liz Ball, Grades: 9-Adult. This book offers a wealth of both practical and technical information. It is a thorough, step-by-step program for getting the most out of composting, no matter how much time or effort is spent.

Easy Compost: The Secret To Great Soil and Spectacular Plants (1997) Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Inc., Grades: 9-Adult. This essential guide shows you all the ins and outs of composting, from what to put into the pile to how best to use your compost in the garden.

Easy Composters You Can Build (1995) Nick Noyes, Grades: 7-Adult. This book describes all types of composters, gives a listing of materials and all the directions needed to build a composter.

Let It Rot! The Gardener’s Guide To Composting (1998) Stu Campbell, Grades: 7-Adult. This book will help you recycle waste materials like household garbage, grass clippings, and ashes to create useful, soil-nourishing compost.

Rodale Book of Composting, The (1992) Deborah L. Martin and Grace Gershuny, Grades: 9-12. Easy methods for every gardener to improve soil, recycle kitchen and yard waste, grow healthier plants, and create an earth-safe garden.