• Composting

    This page focuses specifically on composting. It’s good for the environment, great for the soil, essential to organic farming, and is both a science and an art.

    1) Nice to see that the original worm woman, Mary Appelhof, author of the classic Worms Eat My Garbage still has a site up in her name. Mary was the original Organic Certification Chair of Organic Growers of Michigan (now defunct) which was started in 1973, the same year as CCOF. She passed away a few years back, but the site looks great, so I trust that her partner Mary Frances is keeping Flowerfield Enterprises going strong. Anyway, Wormwoman.com is still a great site for books and a whole range of high quality composting products, information, and services. Theres still an article on the site that she wrote about why she self published, and never sold out. She was never in it for the money. She was a woman ahead of her time, and she left us too soon. We sure do miss her.

    2) The Compost Resource Page is a good source of information on everything from vermicompost to compost tea, includes loads of  educational information on the composting process, as well as access to products and a number of useful links.

    3) Cornell University has an excellent Composting Page as well.

    4) Nathan McClintock’s Thesis from North Carolina State University has a wealth of information on compost and vermicompost production and use in sustainable farming systems .

    5) Composting with Red Wiggler Worms is a website published by City Farmer, Canada’s Office of Urban Agriculture, and provides good information on worm composting.

    6) The U.S Envoronmental Protection agency also provides good information on composting. EPA’s Composting Page presents info. about laws and regulations, composting technology, compostable materials, CAFO’s, composting programs, and a number of helpful Composting Publications in a variety of categories.

    7) VegWeb.com offers a Compost Guide: Composting Fundamentals with lots of good information.

    8) The US Composting Council is a ‘nonprofit professional and trade organization’ which is a great resources for those who are serious about the subject. They also host an e-mail listserv called the Compost Discussion List. Click Here to subscribe or view list archives.

    9) Worm Farms DIY sets you up with backyard composting for a reasonable price. Don’t get ripped off, DIY.

    10) Journey to Forever is a unique site about a unique globetrotting environmental project. The page is worth checking out, because it’s loaded with interesting and unique information. They also happen to have a detailed Composting Page which covers many types, aspects, and details of different composting processes.

    11) How to Make Compost is a pretty straightforward site with good information about how to do different kinds of composting.

    12) Mama’s Worm Composting is a blog site that has lots of great information on worm composting, sells worms, worm composting books, and supplies. I highly recommend this one.

    13) The Compost Guide has straightforward information on composting, and a few good resources and links.

    14) The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) has a page with dozens of useful publications on Soils and Compost

    15) The Worm Dude has a great understanding of worm composting, answers questions, sells products, has a regularly updated blog, and hosts a discussion forum.


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