Composting 101, with Karen Kullas

Presented by South Shore Locavores, Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast magazine, Thursday, October 202016

Books in the Old Colony Library Network:

Cromell, Cathy. Composting for Dummies, 2010.

Cummings, Dede. Organic Composting Handbook: techniques for a healthy, abundant garden, 2014.

Flowerdew, Bob. Composting, 2012.

Louie, Rebecca. Compost city: practical composting know-how for small space living, 2015.

Pleasant, Barbara. The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, 2008.

Websites and web links:

How to compost: your compost resource

Composting at Home www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home

Compost Guide: tips for home composting www.compostguide.com

Planet Natural: Composting Guru www.planetnatural.com/composting-101/

U.S. Composting Council www.compostingcouncil.org

Mass DEP Composting & Organics site www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/recycle/reduce/composting-and-organics.html

There are many great videos about composting – here are two:

Composting For Kids video (search YouTube)

Rodale video of worms making compost www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/this-time-lapse-video-of-worms-making-compost-is-awesome

Articles:

Gootman, Elissa. “The Reluctant Composter.” N.Y. Times, Jan. 2, 2013.

Oles, Ken. “How Does your Garden Grow: Tips for Managing a Household Compost Heap.” Wicked Local Medway, Oct. 13, 2016.

Stutts, Rachel. “Cooperative Neighborhood Composting.” Mother Earth News, Oct. 12, 2016.

 

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Department of Environmental Protection. Home Composting Bin Design Sheets. N.d. Boston, MA. PDF:

www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/recycle/reduce/get-a-low-cost-rodent-resistant-compost

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste Prevention, Division of Consumer and Transportation Composting Program. School Composting Resource Package. March, 2003. Boston, MA. PDF:

www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/recycle/reduce/kids-and-teachers

www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/recycle/reduce/video-how-to-compost-at-school

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Composting Pamphlet. April, 2000. Boston, MA. PDF

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Waste Prevention. How to Control Fruit Flies and Fungus Gnats. 1997. Boston, MA. Pp. 5-6. PDF

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Waste Prevention. Healthy Lawns and Landscapes Workshop Handouts. October 13th, 2011. Boston, MA. PDF

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Composting Program. Indoor Composting with Earthworms (Vermicomposting). December, 2008. Boston, MA. Pp. 1-4. PDF.

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Management. Managing Seaweed Accumulations on Recreational Beaches. May, 2013. Boston, MA. PDF.

Rodale’s Organic Life. Dig, Plant, Grow! An Organic Gardening Guide to Planning Your Own Garden Curriculum. January 6th, 2014. PDF.

 

This program is a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library, the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library Foundation.

 

 

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