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Links and Reviews for Composting for the Home Gardener

The following 45 sites have linked to our Composting for the Home Gardener website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.

A Vegetable Gardening Guide for the Organic Grower
http://www.vegetablegardeningguru.com/soil-quality.html

Avant Garde Organics, Prosper, TX
http://www.earth-friendly-garden-products.com/organicgardeningshopmarchnewsletter.html

Batavians for Clean Energy and Conservation - Compost
http://www.bcechome.org/what-you-can-do/compost.aspx
"The University of Illinois Extension Office has a site that answers all your questions but don't be alarmed by the amount of information. Remember, compost happens. It just does. http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/homecompost/building.html."

Brown County, Wisconsin - UW Extension - 4-H Development - Home Grounds
http://www.co.brown.wi.us/departments/page_b0fb71b56a09/?department=68d3c3d55278&subdepartment=b37dac81c09a

Carnegie Library - Tools and Research - Home Gardening - Composting - Web Sites
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/research/homegarden/gardening/composting.html

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/subject/gardening/extension.html

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/subject/gardening/extension.html

Chicago Tribune Blog - Chicago Gardener - Are You a Turner, a Dumper or a Digger?
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/08/are-you-a-turne.html

Composting 101
http://www.composting101.com/how-it-works.html

Composting101.com - Compost Bins - Sheet Composting
http://www.composting101.com/compost-bins.html
"Visit the University of Illinois Extension for more about the benefits and concerns of sheet composting."

eHow - Home - Gardening and Plants - About Compost Items - Resources
http://www.ehow.com/about_4567377_compost-items.html

Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church - Composting Websites
http://www.euclidumc.org/compostsites.htm

Fox News - Blog - How Green? - Let the Composting Begin!
http://green.foxnews.com/2009/04/01/268/
"The University of Illinois’ “Building Your Compost Pile” tutorial also proved immensely helpful in building my compost pile."

Garden Web - Forum - Organica Compost Activator
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/soil/msg042141478331.html
"Here is a link that might be useful: Composting for the Homeowner"

Garden Web Forums - Compost Chicken and Goat Waste/Nitrogen
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/soil/msg0318421012643.html

GardenIllinois.com - Gardening Tips for January - 9. Start a Compost Pile
http://www.gardenillinois.com/icntipsjanuary.htm

Gardening Green - Organic Gardens - Blog - The Seven Habits of Successful Gardeners
http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/blogs/organic-gardening/

Green Air - Blog - Worms World: Composting in the U.S.A.
http://greenairradio.com/?p=136

Green Air Radio Blog - Worms World: Composting in the USA
http://greenairradio.com/?tag=composting

Home Composting Made Easy - Compost Links and Resources
http://www.homecompostingmadeeasy.com/linksresources.html
"An excellent site for learning many of the basics and science of home composting. Extensive and detailed with nice illustrations and a few photos. Could use more photos to break up the wordiness."

Life Less Plastic - Blog - Composting Success has Me Shouting, "I Made Earth"
http://lifelessplastic.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

Life Less Plastic Blog - Composting Success Has Me Shouting "I Made Earth"
http://lifelessplastic.blogspot.com/2009/03/composting-success-has-me-shouting-i.html

Mamapedia - Article - Calling All Composters!
http://www.mamasource.com/article/calling-all-composters

McHenry County Defenders
http://www.mcdef.org/defyard.htm

MJJ Sales - Articles - Backyard Conservation Tips - Composting
http://www.mjjsales.com/articles/backyard-conservation-tips.html

Northwest Vermon Solid Waste Management District - How to Compost - Links
http://www.nwswd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49&Itemid=92

Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District - How to Compost
http://www.nwswd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49&Itemid=95

Planet Natural
http://www.planetnatural.com/site/xdpy/kb/compost-bins.html

Plant Doctor
http://www.plantdoctoronline.com/wst_page5.html

Southern Illinois Outdoors - Forum - Home Gardening - Help - Starting a Compost Pile
http://www.siloutdoors.com/showthread.php?t=7446
"Here's good link for those just geting started with a compost pile."

Southern Maryland Community Forums - The Environment, Green Living - Composte Pile
http://forums.somd.com/environment-green-living-alternative-energy/176688-composte-pile-4.html

The Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Gardner - 2007 - 05 - Help with Composting
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/05/reader_question_3.html
"This Extension site is straightforward and useful:"

The Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Gardner - 2007 - 09 - Knock Out Roses are tough, not that tough
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/09/knock-out-roses.html

The Daily Green - Green Homes - Important Voices - Greengrower - 7 Habits of Successful Gardeners
http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/blogs/organic-gardening/gardening-tips-460109

The Daily Green Blog - Make Compost
http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/blogs/organic-gardening/organic-gardening-rss

The Examiner - Family & Parenting - May 8, 2009 - A Child for All Seasons
http://www.examiner.com/x-5645-Parenting-Humor-Examiner~y2009m5d8-A-child-for-all-seasons

The Examiner - Society & Culture - May 29, 2009 - Conscious Composting
http://www.examiner.com/x-2169-Denver-Conscious-Living-Examiner~y2009m5d26-Conscious-composting
"The University of Illinois also has a great site dedicated to composting, giving you the what, when, where and how."

The Queensland Gardening Pages, Australia
http://www.calyx.com.au/waste.html

The Seasoned Gardener
http://plant_doctor.typepad.com/the_seasoned_gardener/2006/08/grass_clippings.html

U Wire - Going Green Blog - Let the Composting Begin!
http://uwiregoinggreen.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/let-the-composting-begin/

University of Florida Extension - Gardening in a Minute - Compost Maintenance
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/maintenance_and_care/soil_fertilizer_and_nutrients/compost_maint.html

University of Illinois - Integrative Biology - Compost Food Web: Nutrient Cycling and Energy Flow
http://www.life.illinois.edu/bio100/compostinfo.html

UWire - Blog - Swapping a Printer for a Screen - Compost Pile Compromised
http://uwiregoinggreen.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/swapping-a-printer-for-a-screen/

Wikipedia - Compost - References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheet_composting

Wikipedia.org - Compost - External Links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composting

 

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