The Composting Troubleshooter
Jane Gilbert
About the Author:

Dr Jane Gilbert is a chartered environmentalist and waste management professional, who has been involved in the composting sector for over twenty years. She is the former CEO of the UK Composting Association and co-founder of the European Compost Network.

Jane originally trained as a microbiologist, has a doctorate in biochemistry and an MBA. She currently provides consultancy and writing services, and works with national and international non-governmental organizations.

Jane has authored a number of technical composting books and has presented at conferences in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. She has recently launched Carbon Clarity Press, specializing in publishing resources to inspire sustainable living.

Jane lives in Northamptonshire, England, with her husband, two children and cat. When not running around after them, she likes to spend time in her garden, making compost, of course!

For further information visit: www.carbon-clarity.com



Have you ever been frustrated at how long it takes to produce compost at home?

Do you know something’s gone wrong with your compost but not sure what?

Are you bothered by troublesome flies in your compost bin?


If so, then this book is for you.



Although there are plenty of books written about how to make compost, few focus on preventing problems and providing advice on what to do when things don’t quite go to plan.

In The Composting Troubleshooter, compost expert Dr Jane Gilbert explains the composting basics and sets out how you can compost effectively. By blending both art and science, the key components needed for successful composting are clearly explained and illustrated using easy-to-understand diagrams.


You’ll learn how to prevent composting problems by blending different materials, getting the structure of the heap right, and adjusting the moisture levels.

‘The Composting Troubleshooter’ provides an in-depth description of the different types of materials that can be composted, listing their key properties and things to keep an eye on. You’ll also find out about materials that may cause you problems, or taint your compost.


Unlike other composting books, The Composting Troubleshooter, provides detailed advice on how to overcome a range of different composting problems. It is accompanied by a quick Look-Up Troubleshooter guide to help point you in the right direction.

The book also contains chapters on: alternative composting methods; putting your compost to work; health and safety; and useful resources.

By understanding the composting basics described in this book, you’ll be empowered to make and use compost effectively. You’ll also know what to do if things go off kilter. Both you and your garden will be able to reap the rewards.

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