Author: Michelle Balz
In No-Waste Composting, you’ll discover the hows and whys of composting and find over a dozen practical step-by-step plans for building indoor and outdoor composting systems that require minimal space.
“I don’t have enough space to compost.”
“I don’t know what’s safe to compost and what isn’t.”
“I live in the city, so I don’t think I can compost.”
“Indoor composting systems are smelly.”
“I don’t have a garden, so I don’t need to compost.”
If any of these is your excuse for not composting, then this is the book for you! Small-space composting has never been easier, more efficient, and more eco-friendly. Composting keeps millions of tons of waste out of landfills and creates carbon-sequestering, nutrient-dense compost that can be used to help fuel plant growth (including houseplants!) and build soil health.
Inside you’ll learn how to:
- Build a DIY worm-composting system for a cupboard or garage
- Craft a layered, under-the-sink composting system from terra cotta pots
- Construct a simple outdoor compost bin from repurposed wooden pallets
- Use upcycled wire fencing to build a mobile composting system on the driveway
- Compost larger sticks and branches to build new food and flower gardens
- Upcycle a plastic bucket to make an indoor compost fermenting system
Plus, you’ll find plans to keep cat and dog waste out of landfills using a groundbreaking (and safe) DIY composting system. And if you don’t garden, author and composting professional Michelle Balz offers plenty of other ways to utilize the wonderful, crumbly compost you create.