Cultivating compost has long been a proven technique for home gardeners to help their organic gardens thrive. But keeping a traditional compost heap – located outside, and often many feet away from the garden itself – can be difficult, and many home gardeners desire an easier solution to pesticide-free cultivation. In this liberating book, authors Barbara Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin present a unique way of looking at the topic. In their natural six-way composting method, compost and plants live together from the beginning in a nourishing, organic environment that requires less digging, weeding, mulching, and even less planting, with no more backbreaking trips from compost bin to garden. The authors also identify the plants that benefit most from compost and how the elements of a composted garden work together. Paperback, 320 pages.