|Bio-Intensive Approach to Small-Scale Household Food Production (IIRR, 1993, 180 p.)|
1. Clean the area selected for building the compost pile. Dig a hole one-half meter deep.
2. Cut composting materials into small pieces. Mix them with manure at 5:1 ratio.
3. Place the mixture in the hole until it reaches one to two meters above the ground. Use a shovel or your hands to keep the edges square.
4. Cover the pile with straw or smear it with mud to protect it. Add a layer of soil on top of the pile and make a series of holes on top of the finished pile. The compost should be ready is 1 to 2 months.