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The Resource Community-scale composting systems : a comprehensive practical guide for closing the food system loop and solving our waste crisis, James McSweeney ; foreword by Marguerite Manela

Community-scale composting systems : a comprehensive practical guide for closing the food system loop and solving our waste crisis, James McSweeney ; foreword by Marguerite Manela

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Community-scale composting systems : a comprehensive practical guide for closing the food system loop and solving our waste crisis
Title
Community-scale composting systems
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a comprehensive practical guide for closing the food system loop and solving our waste crisis
Statement of responsibility
James McSweeney ; foreword by Marguerite Manela
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Language
eng
Summary
Composting at scales large enough to capture and recycle the organic wastes of a given community, whether a school, neighborhood, or even a small city, is coming of age, propelled by a growing awareness not only of our food waste crisis, but also the need to restore natural fertility in our soils. In-depth yet accessible, Community-Scale Composting Systems is a technical resource for farmers, designers, service providers, organics recycling entrepreneurs, and advocates of all types, with a focus on developing the next generation of organics recycling infrastructure that can enable communities to close the food-soil loop in their local food systems. The main scope of the book is dedicated to compost system options and design, from basic sizing and layout to advanced techniques such as aerated static pile composting. Management techniques and operational considerations are also covered, including testing, feedstock characteristics, compost recipe development, and system-specific best management practices. Though focused on recycling systems that include food scrapsthe fastest growing sector of community-scale compostingthe book is informed by and relevant to other composting sectors and will be a vital resource for anyone invested in diverting organic materials away from landfilling and incineration. Topics covered include: Community-scale models Estimating organics from individual generators and whole communities Food scrap collection Compost system sizing Aerated static pile (ASP) systems design In-vessel systems selection Integrating animals with composting Compatibility with compost heat recovery, vermicomposting, and other specialized methodologies Composting best management practices Nuisance management Mitigating persistent herbicides End uses, marketing, and sales Whether youre an engineer, community organizer, permaculturalist, public sector waste manager, farmer, or just a dirt lover, Community-Scale Composting Systems is the definitive manual on composting, written at a crucial time when communities are just starting to see what the composting movement will ultimately offer our food systems, local and regional economies, and planet
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1980-
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McSweeney, James
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631.8/75
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD796.5
LC item number
.M38 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Manela, Marguerite
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Community-scale composting systems : a comprehensive practical guide for closing the food system loop and solving our waste crisis, James McSweeney ; foreword by Marguerite Manela
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Common models in community scaled composting -- Composting methods and technologies -- The composting process -- Compost recipe and feedstocks -- Processing capacity and site assessment -- Compost site infrastructure and equipment -- Bin- and bay-style composting systems -- Turned windrow composting systems -- Aerated static pile compost systems -- In-vessel compost systems -- Composting with animals -- Food scrap generation and collection -- Compost site management -- Compost end uses and markets
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on1049790142
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 450 pages
Isbn
9781603586542
Lccn
2018035586
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049790142
Label
Community-scale composting systems : a comprehensive practical guide for closing the food system loop and solving our waste crisis, James McSweeney ; foreword by Marguerite Manela
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Common models in community scaled composting -- Composting methods and technologies -- The composting process -- Compost recipe and feedstocks -- Processing capacity and site assessment -- Compost site infrastructure and equipment -- Bin- and bay-style composting systems -- Turned windrow composting systems -- Aerated static pile compost systems -- In-vessel compost systems -- Composting with animals -- Food scrap generation and collection -- Compost site management -- Compost end uses and markets
Control code
on1049790142
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 450 pages
Isbn
9781603586542
Lccn
2018035586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049790142

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