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Compost Reference Materials

We have many reference documents and materials for home composters.

  • Glossary - Find the meaning of any word with which you are unfamiliar while reading compost materials.
  • Calculate C : N Ratio - Understand the mathematics involved in obtaining an ideal mix of carbons and nitrogens.
  • FAQ on Composting - The most commonly-asked questions on home composting and the answers.
  • Compost Ingredients - - Composters are constantly asking "Can I compost this or that?" This reference will answer those questions and will give you some ideas of organic items that may be composted. It lists items alphabetically and gives advice on whether you can compost them and any special tricks suggested.

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If you want to go through the pages in this section as listed above, look in the right-most column below the Online Stores. Find the list labelled "REFERENCE" and click on the next page in the sequence.

Online Stores
Compost Tea Brewer
Build a brewer with a bucket and less than $15 worth of components, and make aerated compost tea.
Composting the Holidays
Compost fall leaves, hay bales, holly wreaths, pine trees, etc. Compost pumpkins (food waste) in a compost pile.



  1. Glossary
  2. Calculate C : N Ratio
  3. FAQ on Composting
  4. Compost Ingredients

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