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Beck, Malcolm. The Secret Life of Compost. Metairie, LA: Acres U.S.A., 1997 A How-to and why guide to composting your lawn, garden, feedlot and farm. Provides a holistic presentation of the composting process

Bem, Robyn. Everyone's Guide to Home Composting. New York: Litton Educational Publishing, Inc., 1978. A gardening guide that includes a bibliography, glossary, index, and numerous helpful illustrations. An invaluable reference for anyone concerned with on-site waste disposal and/or holistic gardening.

Campbell, Stu. Let It Rot! The Gardeners Guide to Composting. Pownal, VT: Storey

Communications, Inc., 1990. An easy to read, no-nonsense guide to making and maintaining compost and rich soil. This book has instruction, illustrations, and directions for all gardening needs.

Cebenko, Jill. "How and Why to Compost." Organic Gardening. V46. November 1999.

Dickson, Nancy, and Richard, Thomas, and Kozlowski. Composting to Reduce The 

Waste Stream. Ithaca, NY: Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, 1991 A comprehensive, well organized guide to small-scale food and yard waste composting. This booklet is well designed with easy to understand illustrations and explanations. A must have for anyone interested in gardening and composting.

E&A Environmental Consultants, Inc. Best management Practices Manual for Composting Produce Waste And Wax Coated Cardboard Using A Low Technology Approach Bothell, WA. 1993.

Gershuny, Grace. Start With The Soil. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1993. The organic gardeners guide to improving soil for higher yields, more beautiful flowers, and a healthy, easy-care garden. Identifies and gives solutions for gardening problems. This is an excellent guide for the gardening enthusiasts

Gray, Kevin. "New Solutions For Old Manure Problems." BioCycle, v 39 i12 p56   December 1998. The agricultural Science Dept at Texas A&M-commerce has invented an in-vessel composter which enables an operator to control moisture, porosity, temperature and oxygen in the composting of animal manures. This device is an alternative to static bin composting or incineration. The animal Science Research Center of Purdue University has developed new methods to compost manure residues which were transported by a gravity separator from the Center's flush system. The compost is mixed with moldy hay and wet straw and later spread in cornfields.

King County Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division. 1999King County master Recycler Composter Training Manual 1999.

Lawton, Barbara P. Improving Your Garden Soil. Edited by Barbara J. Braasch. San Ramon, CA: Monsanto Company, 1992. This Ortho book contains beautiful photographs and complete directions for keeping your soil healthy. A must have guide with step-by-step instructions.

Martin, Deborah, and Gershuny, Grace, editors. The Rodale book of Composting.  Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1992. The everything you every wanted to know about composting, but where afraid to ask. This book provides more answers about composting than anyone would want to know.

McConnell, Alex. "Pierce County Facility Shines" Words From WORC: A Quarterly Newsletter of the Washington Organic Recycling Council special Issue-December (1992) : 1, 5.

Mock, Greg. "Feeding the World: Disappearing Land" United Nations Environment  Programme, and the World Bank. World Resources 19998-99. New York: Oxford University Press <> (2/26/2001)

Ondra, Nancy J. Soil and Composting. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998. comprehensive guide to understanding and improving your garden soil. This guide contains beautiful photographs and easy to understand illustrations. This is one of the most authoritative guides on the market.

Pimentel David., Giampietro. "Food Land, Population and the U.S. Economy"`jhanson/page40.htm (2/19/2001)

Putnam, Cynthia, ed. Easy Composting. San Ramon, CA. The Solaris Group, Ortho Books, 1992. This Ortho book is a guide to the environmentally friendly garden. It contains many gardening hints and is a complete guide to composting.

Roulac, John W. Backyard Composting: Your guide to Recycling yard Clippings. Ojai,  CA: Harmonious Press, 1992.

Solomon, Steve. Organic Gardener's Composting. Portland, OR: Van Patten Publishing, 1993. A Northwest gardening expert offers his expertise on gardening. Solomon has been the guru to organic gardening and he started Territorial Seed Company--a respected seed company since 1979. if you are into organic gardening, this book is a must have.

Stell, Elizabeth P. Secrets to Great Soil. Pownal VT: Storey Communications, Inc., 1998. A grower's guide to composting, mulching, and creating healthy fertile soil for your garden and lawn. This book gives all the gardening secrets.

Sussman, Vic. Easy Composting. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1982 A gardening guide with a dictionary quality to it. The information is given in short paraphrased and organized text.

Schoenecker, Bill. "Composting Yard Waste Under Cover and Over Air". Biocycle (January 1993): 44,45.

Tenenbaum, David. "Keeping The Rot Inside The Compost Plant" Crain's Business newspaper  For State And Local Government (October 11-24, 1993)

Touart Adrienne P. "Investing Upfrount In A Compost Factory" Biocycle. (November 1999): 31-33.

U.S. Department of Commerce. Agricultural Fact Sheet 46. Making and Using Compost. Cooperative Extension Service: University of Missouri. June, 1977

Tynes, Mary J. "Why Not Throw It Away?"  < > March 9, 2000.[MJT].

Washington Compost Market Assessment; Final Report. Vancouver, WA: by Northwest Economic Associates, September 1990.

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