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Authors as Published

Authored by Ed Rishell, Extension Master Gardener, Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William County Office.

This publication is available as a PDF only.

This brief brochure covers the basics of what compost is, keys to good composting, how to make compost, constructing a compost bin, and the benefits of composting.

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Publication Date

June 23, 2022