Successful Home Composting

12/29/98


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Successful Home Composting

What is Compost?

Composting Benefits

Composting Benefits

Composting Benefits

Home Composting Benefits

Whatís Happening in the Pile?

The Compost Food Web

The Compost Food Web

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The Compost Food Web

The Compost Food Web

Organic Matter Decomposition

Organic Matter Decomposition

Organic Matter Decomposition

Required: Oxygen (Aeration)

Decomposition & Temperature

Goal: Achieve High Temps.

The Composterís Role:

Sizing a Compost Pile

Effect of Pile Size

Moisture Maintenance

Working with Weather

Achieving Aeration

Selecting Compost Materials

Selecting Compost Materials

Selecting Compost Materials

Influence of C : N Ratio

Influence of C : N Ratio

Selecting Compost Materials

Other Considerations

Other Considerations

Other Considerations

An Ideal Composting Site Plan

Using Finished Compost

Using Finished Compost

Using Finished Compost

Using Finished Compost

Rewarding Work

Author: Theresa Cramer & Joyce Jimerson

Email: Joyce Jimerson

Home Page: http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/homehort/compost/composting.htm