composts

When growing our own food we want to make sure we have the best possible compost: that we know what went into it, and therefore know what will come out of it.

We all have the materials needed to make great compost, leaves or grass clippings or fruit and vegetable waste add nutrients to your soil and garden. Improving the soil structure and nutrient levels helps produce productive and resilient crops.Remember the importance of composting at home and in our neighbourhoods – it’s good to keep it local. 


Downloads

compost recipe

Compost Guide

Compost Guide plus compost recipe infographic
Published by: Halifax Garden Network

worm composting

Vermicomposting

A How-To guide to composting with worms.
Adapted from Halifax Municipality
Published by: Halifax Garden Network

Sheet Mulching

Step-by-step instructions for sheet mulching
Published by: Halifax Garden Network

guide to soil

Knowing Your Soil

A quick overview guide about caring for your soil
Published by: Ecology Action Centre

snow fence

Snow Fence Holding Unit

Instructions for Building a Compost Holding Unit with a Snow Fence.
Published by: RRFB Nova Scotia

Triple Composter

Building Instructions for a Triple Composter.
Published by: Ecology Action Centre

holding unit

Wire Mesh Holding Unit

Instructions for building a Wire Mesh Compost Holding Unit.
Published By: RRFB Nova Scotia

can composter

Can Composter

Instructions for building a composter from a garbage can.
Published by: RRFB Nova Scotia

holding unit

Pallet Holding Unit

Building instructions for a Wooden Pallet Compost Holding Unit.
Published by: RRFB Nova Scotia

how to test soil

Soil Testing Guide

The guide includes; where to submit your soil sample in Nova Scotia and tips for gardening in contaminated soil. Published By: Halifax Garden Network