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Leave the Leaves Alone

By Kim Robson: This is the time of year when autumn leaves are falling in droves, and many of us are toiling (or hiring neighborhood kids) to rake and bag piles of leaves. Most municipalities don’t allow the burning of leaves anymore due to environmental and safety concerns, so all …

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Teaching Kids About Composting

By Fredrica Syren: I work very hard to teach my kids about the value of the environment and the importance of preserving the world around them. This, I feel, helps ensure a positive future for the earth. One very simple but fun way to teach kids about recycling, giving back …

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Composting Poster Contest

By Larraine Roulston: The U.S. Composting Council is inviting entries for its 17th annual poster contest promoting the 2019 International Composting Awareness Week (ICAW) to be celebrated May 5-11. This year’s theme “Cool the Climate — Compost!” connects healthy soil to the climate. Composting returns nutrients to the soil, not …

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Sex, Lies & Butterflies

By Larraine Roulston: Last month I viewed an amazing nature documentary entitled Sex, Lies and Butterflies. By incorporating sophisticated macro-filming techniques, viewers can observe butterflies’ fragile beauty and survival tricks, and witness one of Earth’s most amazing migratory accomplishments. For over 50 million years, these incredible insects have been pollinating …

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Bokashi Composting—From Scraps to Fertilizer

By Fredrica Syren: Composting is a great way to reduce your waste load and at the same time create something earth craves…pure nutrients.  On our homestead we have four ways we compost: a worm compost, a garden compost, chickens and bokashi compost. Last week I hosted a composting for beginners class …

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International Compost Awareness Week 2018

By Larraine Roulston: To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) during May 6-12, composting councils are once again spreading the composting message. ICAW falls annually during the first full week in May.  It was established in Canada in 1995 and by 2001, the UK Composting Association, the U.S. Composting Council and the Compost …

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How to Grow Food Indoors

By Kim Robson: We talk a lot here on Green Mom about gardening and growing our own food. But many of us don’t have access to a backyard or even a patio or balcony. While growing plants in a tiny apartment might seem impossible, there are plenty of fresh fruits …

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Prescribe a Little Nature’s Rx for Mom

By Katie Dubow:  Mother’s Day is coming up. Mothers have two things in common: they give a lot and are naturals at helping things grow. So why not give a Mother’s Day gift that makes Mom happy and that is kind to Mother Earth? Celebrate them with these six unique …

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Compost 101 Workshop

Composting is not complicated so come learn in this composting workshop all the basics and easy ways of composting, How to reduce food waste with a compost Learn the different kinds of composts and which one might be best for you What is compostable and what is not Learn about …

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