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Home composting : how to build and maintain a composting bin

Description

Home composting is a way of recycling kitchen and yard wastes safely and simply in your own back yard. Composting speeds up the natural breakdown of organic material into particles and nutrients. These particles and nutrients contribute to better growing conditions for plants by breaking up heavy soils, increasing soil nutrient content and helping soil retain air and water.

Tags
compost bins composting composts fertilizers horticulture soil fertility

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Extent

4 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture (1905-1992)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture
Subject (LCSH)

Compost.

Subject (LCSH)

Organic fertilizers.

Resource Dates

Date Created

1990-01-01

Date Added

2016-01-13T19:16:07.268852

Date Modified

1990-01-01

Date Issued

1990-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

537-1

NEOS catalogue key

1563462

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Home Composting. Reprint of Environment Council of Alberta factsheet.

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca