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Compost City : Practical Composting Know-How for Small-Space Living (Paperback) (Rebecca Louie)

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These days, everyone’s talking about compost. Along with backyard chickeners, balcony beekeepers, rooftop farmers, and community gardeners, urban composters are part of a bumper crop of pioneers who are redefining the green space of crowded towns and cities.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.Whether you live in a cramped apartment or a sprawling town house, or you dream of composting in a shared space with a group of friends or colleagues,Compost City provides simple and effective indoor and outdoor composting options.Packed with research, expert testimonies, and a healthy dose of humor, Compost City will help you:• compost your food scraps and yard waste with ease• ease your fears of backbreaking labor, obnoxious odors, big messes, and creepy crawlies (hint: you can compost successfully without any of the above!)• convince compost-wary family, friends, neighbors, and community leaders to green-light your compost dreams
    Compost City serves all eco-curious citizens from casual hobbyists to staunch activists.Put your compost cap on. Whether you compost one tea bag or whole honking barrelfuls of scraps at a time, you’re about to have a whole lot offun.
    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.
    Number of Pages: 209.0
    Genre: Gardening, House + Home
    Sub-Genre: Organic, Urban
    Format: Paperback
    Publisher: Random House Inc
    Author: Rebecca Louie
    Language: English
    Street Date: May 19, 2015
    TCIN: 16684981
    UPC: 9781611802207
    Item Number (DPCI): 247-38-7508

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