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Mike McGrath's Book of Compost Paperback – August 28, 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (August 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402733984
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402733987
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Wodehousian on May 15, 2008
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BUY THIS BOOK. You'll never regret it, and you'll read it to tatters. Turn your household garbage into beautiful rich loam. Mr. McGrath tells you what you need to know, in simple but funny language, about composting. This is an excellent gift book, written by someone who knows how to make plain old information fascinating and funny. Although we've never met, I sense a kindred soul who understands how to save the planet by intelligently recycling garbage to create a home for flowers and vegetables.

Composting is an art. This book will tell you how to learn it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By hometown gal on December 19, 2010
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I purchased two books on composting for our gardeners' library. This was a simple and fun basic composting guide, and with the other book purchased from Amazon: The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, the library now has a great compost resource from basic to expert tips and how-tos.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fenrix on October 13, 2013
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This book is a very accessible guide for gardeners to get information on composting and how to do it. It is neurotically focused on maximizing the amount you can make for your garden, including multiple recommendations to steal copious amounts of leaves from other lawns.

Its accessibility makes it a quick read but makes it disappointingly thin in other spots. I'm going to have to hit some additional resources to get a more rounded approach to composting that addresses the impacts of composting to reduce household waste, such as paper goods. I'm not convinced that paper towels shouldn't go in the compost pile.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory P. Myers on July 6, 2010
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As a devout listener to Mike McGrath on NPR, I found this book an essential must-have for any home gardening enthusiast. It is an easy read and gets right to the heart of the who, what, when, where, why and how of composting. Mike's light-hearted style makes learning very entertaining, and is technical enough to keep on-hand as a reference book for years to come. My compost has definitely benefited!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Webb on August 10, 2014
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Adequate information, however too much time is spent trying to be humorous. Wasn't successful at this either.
The price of the book suggested more valued information. The info presented was accurate, but should have been expounded
in certain areas to keep it from being just another basic book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SDK on July 5, 2011
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This little book is packed full of useful info, everything you need to get started or improve your composting system. Highly recommended. Easy to read (love the author's conversational style), and easy to understand his logic. Great reference!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Sherman on July 25, 2013
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Quite a thorough look at creating compost from a man who's done it all over the years.
Written with somewhat silly humor sometimes - but always informative and instructive.
Perhaps the only book you'll need on composting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dale Kirby on April 23, 2013
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Seems to be very informative and is laced with humor which accounts for the fact that I did not want to put the book down until I had read the very last word.
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