BEN RASKIN is the Head of Horticulture at the Soil Association in the UK, and a father to two. He runs courses and training on organic growing and launched the Soil Association's flagship Organic Apprenticeship Scheme in 2007. Ben developed an interest in gardening while working on an organic vineyard in northern Italy and has worked in horticulture for eighteen years.
"Raskin's delightful new book will change the way your family looks at kitchen crud. . . . A captivating guide that will generate family fun out of kitchen garbage."--Publishers Weekly
"Ben Raskin shows us how to take the stuff other people throw away and turn it into something quite miraculous - compost. Follow Ben's advice and you'll find out all about our compost friends, and learn how you, too, can make the world grow green."--Alys Fowler, author of Garden Anywhere
"In this fascinating and compelling book, Ben Raskin conveys the truly magical and healing powers of composting to a new generation who are about to inherit our precious Earth."--Patrick Holden, CBE, Sustainable Food Trust
"Unplug your kids with this super book that will get them outside, hands in the soil, having fun and learning. Ben Raskin leads the way with enough gee-whiz facts, sound science, and creative ideas to inspire kids of any age that healthy soil = healthy planet = healthy life."--Ethne Clarke, editor-in-chief, Organic Gardening
"This book will really engage families to get their hands dirty and make compost together. With plenty of easy-to-follow advice, it will help you make your garden a healthier and more biodiverse place."--Christina Harrison, editor, Kew magazine, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew