Organic Gardener's Composting

Read by Betsie Bush

(4.4 stars; 33 reviews)

The art and science of composting is presented in a humorous and readable manner from the basic elements to the in-depth science. An entire chapter is devoted to composting with red worms (vermiculture), and detailed information is provided on building different types of composting units. The history of the organic gardening movement is included as well as an annotated bibliography of works on the subjects of composting and food gardening.

Note by soloist: this book has been entered into the public domain by the author and has been cleared through Project Gutenberg. I have also contacted the author personally and received verification of his intentions. (7 hr 35 min)


00 - Foreword & To My Readers 8:06 Read by Betsie Bush
01 - What Is Compost 24:17 Read by Betsie Bush
02 - Composting Basics 33:51 Read by Betsie Bush
03 - Practical Compost Making 53:11 Read by Betsie Bush
04 - All About Materials 1:07:09 Read by Betsie Bush
05 - Methods and Variations 44:38 Read by Betsie Bush
06 - Vermicomposting 32:21 Read by Betsie Bush
07 - Humus and Soil Productivity 59:55 Read by Betsie Bush
08 - Maintaining Soil Humus 57:26 Read by Betsie Bush
09 - Making Superior Compost 48:12 Read by Betsie Bush
10 - Bibliography 26:17 Read by Betsie Bush


Great book, decent reading voice, BAD RECORDING.

(4 stars)

Great book explaining organic composting and methodology. Decent reading of the content, but bad recording, fades in and out as the reader shifts to and away from the microphone making parts of reading inaudible. Otherwise a great book.

Very good detail

(4 stars)

Evidently this author is vastly researched and experienced in this field. He also provided references that can duplicate his ability in all who read his work.

Great Information

(5 stars)

This book is very comprehensive and goes into great detail. It is well done. Also, thank you to Betsie Bush as she did a wonderful job.

Great Book

(5 stars)

As a Gardener and composted fir 45 years, this book is amazing. I learned and Steve has a way of making you think.

(5 stars)

I love both his books on here I have listened to them over and over again and learn more each time its a homesteaders must

(5 stars)

Great book ! Useful information. Thanks for the writer and the Librivox volunteers !

(4.5 stars)

Very informative and it was nice to listen to when gardening.

(5 stars)

best book ever for the real Gardner