ATTRA's new publication, How to Add Compost on Your Small Farm, is your guide to the benefits of compost regardless of farm size. Compost provides nutrients to plants, improves soil structure, increases water-holding capacity, and suppresses root diseases by supporting beneficial microorganisms in the soil. Compost also increases water penetration and exchange of gases, reduces compaction, and improves soil texture.
Download it for free at NCAT's ATTRA website: https://attra.ncat.org/publication/How-to-Add-Compost-on-Your-Small-Farm/
The publication is also available in Spanish: https://chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://attra.ncat.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/compostparagranjaspequanas.pdf
ATTRA has related resources to check out as well, including:
"Composting - The Basics" https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=374
"Tipsheet: Compost" https://attra.ncat.org/publication/Tipsheet-Compost/
Or take an in-depth look at soils in our "Soil Health Tutorial" https://attra.ncat.org/tutorials/index.php.
ATTRA - A National Sustainable Agriculture Assistance Program - is developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).