From Our Website

Did you know we have a series of blogs on this website talking about various compost-related topics? Here’s links to a few key sources to get you started.

Online Composting Resources


Recommended Reading

At Green Action Centre, we maintain a collection of great books on composting. Whether you’re interested in biosolid composting, backyard composting, vermicomposting, or mid-to-large-scale composting, we either have a resource on hand or can help you find something! Here’s a partial list of what we have on hand. We even have some great children’s books on backyard and vermicomposting. Contact us for a complete directory of our lending resources as we also have backissues of BioCycle and directories.


Campbell, Stu. “Let It Rot! The Gardeners Guide to Composting.” Pownal, Vermont: Storey Publishing, 1990.
Comision Para La Conservation De Los Recursos Naturales De Texas. “Manual de Capacitación Para Especialistas En Composta.”Austin, Texas: Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. 2000.
Ebeling, Eric. (Ed.)., Carl Hursh and Patti Olenick. “Basic Composting: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started.” Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books. 2003.
Gershuny, Grace. (Ed.). And Deborah L. Martin. (Ed.). “The Rodale Book of Composting.” Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press. 1992.
McGrath, Mike. “Mike McGrath’s Book of Compost.” Toronto, Canada: Sterling Publishing Co., 2006.
Noyes, Nick. “Easy Composters You Can Build.” Stoney Publishing, 1995.
Organic Gardening Magazine.”Make Compost in 14 Days.” Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press. 1982.
Roulac, John W. “Backyard Composting: Your Complete Guide to Recycling Yard Clippings.” Ojai, California: Harmonious Press. 1995.
Rubin, Carole “How to get Your Lawn & Garden Off Drugs.” Ottawa, Ontario: Friends of the Earth. 1989.
Pleasant, Barbara. And Deborah L. Martin. “The Complete Compost Gardening Guide.” North Adams, Massachusetts: Storey Publishing. 2008.
Shepherd, Allan. “The Little Book of Compost.” London, United Kingdom: HarperCollins Publishers. 2007
Scott, Nicky. “Composting: An Easy Household Guide.” White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing Company. 2005.
Thompson, Ken. “Compost: The natural way to make food for your garden.” New York, New York: DK Publishing. 2007.
Cullen, Mark and Lorraine Johnson. “The Real Dirt.” Toronto, Ontario: Penguin Books. 1992.
Portman, Michelle Eva. “Compost, By Gosh!” Kalamazoo, Michigan: Flower Press, 2003.
Koontz, Robin. “Composting: Nature’s Recyclers.” Minneapolis, Minnesota: Picture Window Books. 2007.
Siddals, Mary McKenna. “Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth.” New York, New York: Tricycle Press. 2010.
Goldman, Lily A. “Mrs. Nosy: A Composting Story.” 2009
Roulston, Larraine. “Pee Wee and the Magical Compost Heap.” Recycling Resource Service. 1992.
Roulston, Larraine. “Pee Wee’s Family in a Nutshell.” Recycling Resource Service. 2005.
Roulston, Larraine. “Pee Wee’s Great Adventure: A Guide to Vermicomposting.” Recycling Resource Service. 1999.

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