Books: all ages
Compost Critters by Bianca Lavies
Former National Geographic photographer's inside look at the inner workings of a
compost pile. Provides an intriguing glimpse into the vital microcosm busy at work under
our feet (great for all ages!) with simple text for elementary school students.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
A moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the
gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
How to Set up a School Recycling Program
by The Council for Solid Waste Solutions
Learn how you and your school can make a difference by setting up a successful
recycling program. Includes practical steps and case studies.
The Mulch Book: A Complete Guide for Gardeners
by Stu Campbell
Details everything you need to know about mulching, including its many benefits and
how to make or obtain your own.
The Rodale Book of Composting by Rodale Press
Easy-to-follow instructions for making and using compost; helpful hints for apartment
dwellers, surburanites, farmers, and community leaders; and ecologically sound solutions
to growing waste disposal problems.
Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhof (1st & 2nd editions)
Explains how to set up and maintain a worm composting system. Also includes
information about the lifecycle of a worm and uses for vermicompost. This book was
recently revised and improved.