The City with Golden Garbage
Another rare and obscure article on Pfeiffer regarding his bacterial cultures to compost Oakland’s garbage (probably simple food wastes and paper wastes in the late 40s and early 50s) – talked about in legendary terms but out of reach.
The Compost Manufacturer’s Manual
Fifty years before the soil foodweb became in the 1990s, Pfeiffer was using microscopes, preparing microbial inoculants, making superior quality composts, teaching farmers how to employ biological farming practices to improve soil organic matter, soil structure, and soil fertility – which in modern times is known as “soil health” -- and conducting cutting edge research on soil fertility, soil biology, soil humus, and food quality.
Miscellaneous Articles From Organic Gardening Magazine, 1945-47
A collection of articles by Sir Albert Howard that were published in early issues of Organic Farming and Gardening Magazine.
PayDirt: Farming and Gardening With Composts
A collection of pro-humus-farming and gardening odds and ends, mostly from early Organic Gardening Magazines.
Humus and the Farmer
Sykes farmed organically; the health and quality of his livestock was extraordinary. The book contains much information about mechanized production of compost on the farm.
The Waste Products Of Agriculture: Their Utilisation As Humus
Howard's most important scientific publication, detailing the nature, practice and significance of Indore composting, especially to Indian agriculture.
Common-Sense Compost Making By the Quick Return Method
A basic and effective how-to manual.
Organic Gardener’s Composting
Two subjects in one book: a basic, how-to-make-compost book in Part One; and an analysis of the nutritional consequences of soil fertility management choices and how to make really good compost in Part Two.
Composterenvoor Biologische Tuiniers
Twee onderwerpen in één boek. In deel 1 staat de funfamentele methode van het compostmaken beschreven; en in deel 2 staan de resultaten van een juiste of onjuiste omgang met de bodemvruchtbaarheid beschreven en hoe men zeer goede compost maakt.
Aerobic Composting Chart
A library client has done some original and accurate record keeping on carefully-organized composting bins done along the Indore System, as close to what Sir Albert Howard described in his Waste Products of Agriculture as he could manage. The results are expressed as a single chart, reproduced here.