Here's my brand-spankin' new composter. Ain't she a dream? I told my son I have compost fever. Tho he thinks I'm a little kooky, he DID build this for me. FYI - we spent about $100 on raw materials and got 3 bins measuring 3 x 3 x 3 feet. No commercially produced composter will give you that much space for 100 bucks.
The plan for this composter came from Crockett's Victory Garden, by James Underwood Crockett, published by Little, Brown & Co., Boston/Toronto, 1977. Crockett's approach to gardening was geared to maximum production in minimal space - allowing people to grow more of their own food in lean economic times. Very fitting today!
Though Mr. Crockett passed away in 1979, he recorded his wealth of garden knowledge in many books and in a television series that's available on video. I just googled "Crockett's Victory Garden" and found the book is available for anywhere from $5.00 to $292.00. WOW - I knew I liked this book for a reason!
For more information on composting see this (one hour) instructional video:
I found it most helpful. Hope you do too! :)