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Community-Scale Composting Systems

In a time when the urgency to address food waste and soil health has never been more apparent, “Community-Scale Composting Systems” emerges as an essential guide for turning organic waste into a cornerstone of community vitality and environmental sustainability. This comprehensive resource, hailed for its depth and accessibility, serves as a beacon for farmers, designers, entrepreneurs, and advocates poised to lead the charge in crafting organics recycling infrastructure for communities large and small.

Closing the Food-Soil Loop

At the heart of “Community-Scale Composting Systems” is a vision for local food systems where communities can reclaim natural fertility through innovative composting. The book meticulously details system options and designs, from the fundamentals of sizing and layout to advanced aerated static pile composting techniques. It stands as a testament to the possibility of closing the food-soil loop, heralding a new era of environmental stewardship.

A Blueprint for Sustainable Composting Infrastructure

The journey towards sustainable composting infrastructure is mapped out through:

  • Community-Scale Models: Understanding the scope and potential of community composting.
  • Organics Estimation: Gauging organics output from various sources within the community.
  • Compost System Design: Tailoring systems to meet community needs, from basic to advanced ASP systems.
  • Operational Excellence: Covering feedstock characteristics, recipe development, and best management practices for a thriving compost operation.
  • Innovative Techniques: Exploring compatibility with compost heat recovery, vermicomposting, and more, for a multifaceted approach to composting.

Beyond Food Scraps

While focusing on food scraps as a vital segment of community-scale composting, the insights and methodologies laid out in this book have broader implications, offering valuable knowledge for various sectors involved in organic waste diversion. Topics such as nuisance management, mitigating persistent herbicides, and strategies for end uses, marketing, and sales of compost products are comprehensively covered.

A Call to Action for a Greener Future

“Community-Scale Composting Systems” is more than a manual; it’s a call to action for individuals and communities ready to embrace the composting movement. As we stand at the cusp of realizing the full potential of composting for our food systems, economies, and the planet, this book provides the knowledge and inspiration needed to make a tangible difference.

Whether you’re deeply involved in waste management, a community organizer, a farmer, or simply someone who loves the earth, this guide is your key to contributing to a more sustainable and fertile world.

Dive into “Community-Scale Composting Systems” today and be part of the transformative journey towards comprehensive organics recycling. Your role in shaping the future of composting and local food systems begins now.

Author: James McSweeney

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603586542

Pages: 464

Country: UK  

Language: English  

Dimension: 8 x 10 inch