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Compost by Rachelle Strauss

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Published by Flame Tree in London .
Written in English


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Informative and accessible guide takes you step-by-step from kitchen scraps to blooming flowers. Covers the complete range of issues, from why we should compost in the first the first place to what you should put in, how to make and what to do with the compost.

Edition Notes

StatementRachelle Strauss ; foreword by Heather Gorringe
SeriesGreen guides, Green guides
ContributionsGorringe, Heather
LC ClassificationsS661 .S87 2010eb
The Physical Object
Pagination1 online resource.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26632118M
ISBN 101907562052, 1847865313
ISBN 109781907562051, 9781847865311

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