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Compost, small-scale and backyard systems

Mary V Gold

Compost, small-scale and backyard systems

January 1990 - June 1997

by Mary V Gold

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Published by USDA, ARS, National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Compost -- Bibliography.,
  • Organic fertilizers -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled by Mary V. Gold.
    SeriesQuick bibliography series -- no. QB 97-11., Quick bibliography series -- 97-11.
    ContributionsNational Agricultural Library (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination25 p. ;
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15480846M


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Fill your backyard compost bin with a 6-inch layer of “brown” matter and a 2- to 3-inch layer of “green” matter.

Water until moist, but not soggy, similar to the feel of a damp sponge. Repeat the layering. Small-scale and backyard systems book Compost: Small-scale and Backyard Systems January - June Quick Bibliography Series no.

QB Citations in English from the AGRICOLA Database. The Art and Science of Composting A resource for farmers and compost producers Leslie Cooperband at every scale from the backyard compost pile to large commercial small-scale and backyard systems book. There are Roman and biblical compost pile and decompose the raw organic materials most efficiently.

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While the main audience is small scale and backyard composting, this book is incredibly helpful for large facility operators too. I found very valuable that the author explains h difference between composting and other approaches such as bokashi and other gardening methods while also explaining how all of these approaches are compatible/5(23).

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The seventh Permaculture Design principle is ‘Small Scale Intensive Systems’. In Permaculture, we design and build small scale systems because they can be managed with less resources, which makes them very energy efficient.

We also construct these systems as intensive systems to obtain the maximum productivity from these smaller manageable spaces. Steven Wisbaum of CV Compost says this saves labor and equipment costs, reduces the release of foul odors, conserves nitrogen and moisture, and produces compost with higher organic matter content.7 With this system, a farmer uses proper management—building porous piles with a wide variety of materials, and maintaining even moisture—so that Author: Gretchen Kruesi.

It definitely has our recommendation. Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm is approximately 2 hours long with 9 chapter and numerous sub sections ranging in subjects like: water collection and treatment, garden logistics, rabbit and poultry raising and /5().

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Cut Lumber to Size. Illustration by Gregory Nemec. Using the dimensions shown, cut 1x4 lumber to make 24 horizontal slats, 8 vertical legs for the corners, 8 slats for the lid, and 8 battens Author: Jennifer Stimpson. Enclosed Compost Bins. For small-scale outdoor composting, enclosed bins are the most practical.

Enclosed bins include: DIY Compost Bin. The least expensive method is to build one yourself from a heavy-duty garbage can.

Simply drill cm aeration holes in. A large fraction of the waste stream is comprised of organic residuals that can be turned from a waste into a useful soil amendment through composting.

CWMI addresses a broad range of residuals including manure, yard and food wastes, and mortalities and a wide array of audiences including households, schools, farms, municipalities and private entities. Compost bin in Kathmandu (left) and Compost barrel in Bangladesh (right).

Source: ENPHO (n.y.) (left) and WASTE CONCERN (n.y) (right) Organic waste can be recycled at the household level to produce animal feed, biogas (i.e. anaerobic digestion small-scale; anaerobic digestion of organic waste) or compost.

Among these options, composting is. Small scale livestock is what makes this into a system and I was impressed with how well they integrated rabbits and chickens into their plans.

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Compost comes in three basic forms: manure, compost, and mulch. All three of these have their advantages. Manure is the easiest to get and often the most practical, in terms of time, but is not always.

He provides detailed instructions on crop planning, making compost, companion planting, crop rotation, growing crops that serve a dual purpose as food and compost-heap fodder, and more.

Composting for Beginners: Compost Systems and Methods for a Groovy Garden December 4, // Updated October 5, // by Kris Bordessa // 26 Comments An awful lot of people have said an awful lot about composting. 'Sepp Holzer's Permaculture' is the work of a man of unique sensitivity and imagination.

Holzer has combined a lifetime of practical experience with clarity of expression and intellect to produce a book which will satisfy a practically-minded farmer or gardener as well as the student of agroecological design/5. Gold, Mary V.: Videocassettes in the NAL collection pertaining to alternative farming systems: videocassettes added to the National Agricultural Library collection since January / (Beltsville, Md.: U.S.

Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, []), also by National Agricultural Library (U.S. It was written by Charl Pienaar and Dora du Plessis, putting on paper many years of down to earth knowledge.

The book offers useful tips and step by step guides. Included are many pictures and drawings, showing the way to farm well with earthworms. This is for both small scale backyard systems or on a bigger scale for farms. The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower.

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding Author: Harvey Ussery.

Kids and composting were meant for each other. When you take part in compost activities for kids, take time to discuss what happens to garbage that isn’t composted.

Landfills are filling up at an alarming rate, and waste disposal options are becoming hard to find. You can introduce your kids to the basic principles of taking responsibility. In light of Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, Actindividuals and communities are seeking solutions for managing food scraps and yard waste that meet the requirements and utilize these materials for local value.

Composting can be a viable solution, whether through hauling to a regional waste management facility, starting backyard composting, or establishing community-based composting.

The following excerpt is adapted from James McSweeney’s book "Community-Scale Composting Systems: A Comprehensive Practical Guide for Closing the Food System Loop and Solving Our Waste Crisis" (Chelsea Green Publishing, February ), reprinted with permission from the publisher.

The fundamental building blocks of composting systems are the same regardless of scale. Compost is useful whether you have an apartment adorned with potted plants or you have a backyard garden. Use compost for building soil and enriching potting mixes.

It also makes great mulch. It’s relatively hassle-free and you’re not only helping your plants, but the environment as well. Common Problems and Solutions. Problem: Fruit flies. Quality compost is very desirable both for backyard gardeners and larger industrial-sized nurseries and greenhouses.

There must be some accounting for the money that the sale of the compost (after processing, marketing and distributing) would bring in to help offset the up-front costs of the green bins, collection process and infrastructure.

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If a traditional backyard compost pile isn't practical where you live, try a worm bin, which is odorless and easy to keep indoors and can work on a small scale. Photo by Fotolia/coulanges.

Simple, easy and free (if you have access to 3 plastic milk crates). Stack 3 milk crates to hold compost that is in varying stages of decomposition for an easy kitchen compost bin. Here are easy steps to make this diy compost bin. Select your milk crates and clean them with rag.

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What’s the difference and which one is better. As I mentioned in a recent article, I tend to lump hot (thermophilic) composting, vermicomposting, and (small-scale) ‘backyard’ composting together under the general term ‘composting’ (even though it is a term often referring to the thermophilic process).This of course is not to imply that they are all.

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Using a few wooden pallets, a series of three bins gives you a system for composting chicken manure.Once your compost pile is established, mix grass clippings and green waste into the pile and bury fruit and vegetable waste under 10 inches of compost material.

Optional: Cover top of compost with a tarp to keep it moist. When the material at the bottom is dark and rich in color, your compost is ready to use. This usually takes anywhere between.If you compost at home, it's ok to throw meat, bones, and grease in the trash—those items don't break down quickly in small-scale compost systems.

To get started with on-site composting, read The Dirt on Compost or the other resources at the bottom of this page, take the Vermont Master Composter Course, or attend a composting workshop.