This book explores how composting works, outlines its many benefits and shows how to build a foolproof heap and maintain it well. As landfill and waste disposal are increasingly on the global agenda, more and more people are turning to ways of recycling in their own backyards. Composting is an easy, rewarding and profitable activity, with multiple benefits for you and your garden. this book explores how composting works, outlines its many benefits and shows how to build a foolproof heap and maintain it well. A comprehensive listing of all compostible materials - from ash to algae, human hair to shredded newspaper - shows how the materials for composting can go much further than kitchen and green waste. Other features include sections on biodynamic composting methods and ingredients; composts for different climates and how to maintain a thriving worm colony. there are also suggestions on the many ways to use the rich, crumbly organic matter your compost will produce.