Grades 7-12, College, Adult
Directed by David Gluck
Produced by Photosynthesis Productions, Inc.
DVD Purchase $59, Rent $20
VHS Purchase $59, Rent $20
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1998
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-686-1
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-781-6
Awards and Festivals
Columbus International Film Festival
Truth Or Consequences
Composting without problems.
"How do I decide what to put in my compost bin?" "My compost stinks! What do I do?" "I want my pile to get hot. How big do I make it?"
This 16-minute video teaches the science behind the solutions. Using a quiz show format to present common questions, it shows home composters learning how to provide the right conditions for composting without problems. The information is presented in an informal, entertaining way to make learning about composting fun!
"Gives a detailed, yet easily understood description of the composting process and the balance between carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials. Illuminating camera shots introduce the multitude of decomposers that make up a compost pile."
"Provides good scientific explanations in an informal but effective way...The video positively portrays an activity well within the reach of anyone interested...useful for late elementary, high school, and undergraduate students as well as adults. It would be a great addition to public library collections...Highly recommended."
Sharon C. Murphy, SUNY Buffalo, MC Journal
"A good addition for library collections, and useful to foster Earth Day projects across the curriculum."
School Library Journal