He dont like leaves, wood chips, sawdust for compost
and He's not especially fond of animal manures.
To quote "We dont use them in our compost heaps" Leaves not used because they matt, make leaf mold instead. poultry manure causes more problems than it solves.
Page 23 of "Four SEason Harvest by Elliot Coleman.
Dont know as I'm a believer, I thought compost was to be made of all the good things otherwise wasted, to make good soil
Care to kick this around a bit--or perhaps you read the book different than I do??