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If you're ready to throw out the rule book and return as much as you can to the soil, Compost Everything is the book for you. It's time to quit fighting Mother Nature and start working with her to recycle organic matter and create lush and beautiful gardens with some of the most extreme composting techniques known to man!

In this inspiring composting guide, you'll learn how to:

  • Brew your own fish fertilizer with a few easy ingredients
  • Quit turning piles and make compost the simple way
  • Avoid roasting your garden with chemical-laced manure
  • Discover the Native American trick for concentrating fertility and growing in lousy soil
  • Squeeze every ounce of fertility from your compost
  • Deal with grid-down sanitation
  • Stop filling landfills and start enriching your yard
  • Turn trash into treasure
  • Get rid of unwanted bodies

Learn to compost like you've never composted before with expert gardener and master composter David the Good.

©2015 David the Good (P)2016 David the Good

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  • Jane
  • CLEVELAND, TN, United States
  • 09-20-16

A little over the top for me.

It lives up to its title, but is a little over the top for me. By everything he means dead goats heads, urine and human feces. I like composting but.......

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not just for beginners

Will provoke thought for both newbies and old hands. And it's fun to listen to.
I have composted a truckload a week for six years to build soil for my market garden. I sell some produce to restaurants. And I have read several books about composting, learned from this book. A number of times, I had to pause the book because he got me thinking. And I love his "just do it" attitude.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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informative and entertaining

David the Good shares his experience with humor, without getting raunchy. Refreshing that I don't have to keep this book out of the hands of my children, but can also stay awake through the whole thing. It's amazing the number of options and amount of information he can pack into such a quick read.

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simply great.

This great book was great. May Dinky Worm rest in peace. . . . .

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A bit of a tease?

I really enjoyed this book, however future listeners should note that this is inspiration rather than instruction. Which is fine.
I found myself constantly reaching for a pen, anticipating a mega revelation, only to have the subject change or an anecdote follow.
Perhaps I'm too stingy with my rating; I have re listened to this book multiple times.

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Good overview of composting options

The author makes a good effort to make composting seem attainable no matter your preferred level of complexity. He provides an overview of a lot of options, and spices the book up with some amusing stories.
Overall, a good book for anyone new to composting and organic gardening.

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The author is clearly not an expert

What would have made Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting better?

In the beginning of the audiobook, the author states that he has read thousands of pages of scientific articles about composting. What follows throughout the book is not very scientfic, what i heard was mostly a list of anecdotes of himself and the limited group of people he has interacted with. Some real malarkey ensues when he starts blaming monsanto for killing his garden. He seems to be very impatient and thinks good compost happens in a few months where in my opinion, it just begins to become usable in 18 months.He quotes other authors and experts without ever saying whether he ever tried any of it himself.He recites long sections of other peoples books.I doubt the author has much or any experience just doing a basic rotating 3 pile design that most people I know use. Instead, he fusses around with digging 3 foot deep holes and naming them melon pits. Not cute, not funnyWhat the hell is a food forest? It seems the author is in a permaculture clique where he assumes the audible listener knows what the hell he is talking about. He is adverse to using the normal accepted terminology like perennial garden or tree crops. Very annoyingHe states "a law" at the end of the book where its not possible to make "enough" compost. Well if you are restricted by his fussy pseudoscientific rules, I suppose that can be true.Call yourself an expert and sell a crappy book. Shame on you

Would you ever listen to anything by David the Good again?

no

Would you be willing to try another one of David the Good’s performances?

no

What character would you cut from Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting?

refund my credit

Any additional comments?

refund my credit, shame on audible for offering this slop

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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David is epic.

This is an amazing read. He explains things in a clear and understandable way. Highly recommended.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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