Backyard Farming: Composting

Backyard Farming: Composting
How to Plan, Build, and Maintain Your Own Compost System for a Healthy and Vibrant Garden
Written by Kim Pezza

Category: House & Home - Sustainable Living; House & Home - Outdoor & Recreational Areas
Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale Date: December 29, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-57826-586-2

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Give Back to Your Garden by Composting!

Backyard Farming: Composting is your all-in-one guide for creating your own homestead composting plan and adding rich, nourishing humus to your garden. This guide reviews every important topic from what should and should not be composted, benefits and uses for compost, how to build a compost bin, and much more.

Whether you’re composting the waste from your farm or just the scraps from your kitchen, Composting is the  comprehensive primer for anyone looking to start composting and bring that “black gold” to their own garden. Including detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure your compost system is practical and productive, Composting takes you step by step through everything you need to nourish your garden—and build healthy, rich soil.

With Composting, you will:
• Choose the composting method that works best for you, your needs, and your available material
• Discover how to begin a compost system and how to maintain it for optimal yield
• Construct your own composting system from a variety of easy-to-follow plans
• Learn how to troubleshoot any problem your compost pile might develop
• Find out how best to use your compost—including indoor container gardening
...and much more to help you achieve success.

More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle. Join the growing movement of homemakers looking to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your very own backyard.

Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.


Kim Pezza grew up among orchards and dairy and beef farms having lived most of her life in the Finger Lakes region. She has raised pigs, poultry and game birds, rabbits and goats, and is experienced in growing herbs and vegetables. In her spare time, Kim also teaches workshops in a variety of areas, from art and simple computers for seniors, to making herb butter, oils, and vinegars. She continues to learn new techniques and skills and is currently looking to turn her grandparents' 1800s farm into a small, working homestead.