Fletcher Sims' Compost

Charles Walters

$20.00

Fletcher Sims has certainly earned his title as the "Dean of Composting." Interspersed with practical anecdotes from decades of personal experience, this book contains Sims' lessons on large-scale composting, including how to manage compost ingredients, compost ratios, the benefits of compost vs. fertilizer, and more. 

Written by Acres U.S.A. founder Charles Walters, in partnership with Sims, this book is a practical, technical guide to understanding how compost increases soil health and vitality, which can then increase the production and profit of an operation.

Table of Contents:

  1. Dealing in Used Cow Feed
  2. Cows and Compost
  3. Manipulated Manure
  4. The Forgiveness of Nature
  5. The Compost Site
  6. The Microbial Tribe
  7. The Water Retention Connection
  8. The Anatomy of Disease
  9. Fletcher's Formula
  10. The Consulting Game
  11. A Man Named Petrik
  12. Man Proposes, God Disposes
  13. Compost–Full Circle 

Copyright 1993, softcover, 247 pages. 32 per case.

About Fletcher Sims

Soil scientist Fletcher SimsFletcher Sims, the "Dean of Composting," was reared in Missouri and carries an impressive portfolio that underscores his credentials. Trained as a biologist at the University of Missouri, including the study of soils under Dr. William A. Albrecht. His graduate work was in ichthyology (the branch of zoology to study fish0, where he became concerned over the contamination of streams from soil erosion.

For over 50 years, Sims was involved in agri-business developing large-scale agriculture composting methods and equipment to help combat increasing soil erosion and flooding problems from runoff water. Sims founded Compost Corporation (CompCorp) headquartered in Canyon, Texas.

About Charles Walters

Acres USA founder Charles WaltersCharles Walters was the son of a Kansas farmer and grew up during the end of the Dust Bowl. His love of farming lead to him joining and working for the National Farmer’s Organization (NFO), a group dedicated to the idea of using collective bargaining to obtain a better deal for the family farmer. Eventually, frustrated with the NFO's bureaucracy, he founded his own publication — Acres U.S.A.
Walters single-handedly started the company, and used it to publish dozens of books and to use his magazine to inform the world about eco-philosophy. He eventually turned over day-to-day operations to his son, but remained an active part of Acres until his death in 2009.
See other titles written by Charles Walters here.

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