Composting in the City

Compost City Book

Most books and websites offering information on how to get started with composting assume that you have a backyard or other large outdoor spaces in which to place your composting pile or bin or whatever. But what about the millions who live in apartments, condos, or other areas where outdoor space is at a premium, or non-existent? A new book, Compost City, has come to the rescue.

Traditionally, composting has required lots of space; that leaves a lot of people out of the running. Residents of more urban areas have been left with two options: Don't compost, or rely on large industrial composting programs.

There are many, however, who wish to compost on-site. Can it be done? Is it worth it? Most importantly, does it stink?? Rebecca Louie's book 'Compost City' is an excellent primer for the urban composter, and according to Ms. Louie, the answer to all of the above questions is a resounding 'YES!' (Except for the stink; there, the answer is NO.)

The Urban Composter

Many of us live in more urban locations in smaller spaces. 'Compost City' explains in very simple terms, and with a heavy dose of much-needed humor, how to get started, and how to succeed, composting when space (and time) is limited. 'Compost City' will teach the reader how to :

• 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 & The Compostess

Rebecca Louie knows a thing or two about composting. Her composting expertise is on full display in 'Compost City,' as well as at her excellent website, 'The Compostess.' Both are valuable resources for anybody interested in learning how to harness the ecological benefits of composting.

Check out The Compostess HERE.

Order 'Compost City' HERE.


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