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Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting Paperback – April 28, 2015
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However, David the Good has written what may well be the Necronomicon of composting (and thus, gardening). Now I feel like I can summon the Elder Gods and Old Ones to improve the quality of the vegetables and flowers I grow (when I'm not busy writing or being lazy.) It really is simple: just throw it on the ground. It doesn't matter. I was especially fascinated by the effectiveness of "verboten" compostables like meat, roadkill, bodies, human waste...
So if you're into gardening, agriculture, or just want to learn something that is freaking interesting in an incredibly amusing format, then buy this book. I'll be referencing it for years to come, and will definitely acquire a dead tree version should one become available.
I bought this book because I have ran into the the same problem gardeners everywhere run into. I can not generate enough compost to full fill the needs of my modest garden plot. I have tried using coffee grounds, leaves, and all the things responsible, careful, people say is appropriate to use for compost. I got at most ten gallons a year.
Dave... Well he looked at the problem and noticed that just about everything organic rots. If it rots, you can compost it. Makes sense right? I know we have all been told not to compost meat scraps (Dave composted a goat's head), and only include the right mix of brown, green, and other sources. However, everything does rot, and the simplest way to compost is "Throw it on the ground!". In fact, that is a consistent theme of the book.
I have began some rather modest experiments using Dave's ideas. My first worm bed (adjusted for the area) is underway, and my idea of what is compostable and not has changed. Initial results look promising.
This is not your typical composting book. This is the composting book your extension agent reads in the back room.
David's enthusiasm and passion for gardening jumps off the pages. And that's what makes it so enjoyable. He clearly passionately loves what he does, and that makes it a fun read.
There is also an anecdote involving a group of black men burning bristles off a hog while in an adjacent tent, Amish girls are chopping pork. There is a story here, and it goes untold. This is a tragic deficiency, but I still believe the book to be worth five stars.
I wish I had read this some years ago. I mourn the valuable compostable materials I've paid money to have hauled away, while in the same year having paid to purchase compost. Seriously, who else is telling you to bury logs, branches and sticks to help retain water?
I also am hoping for a second edition with some illustrations.