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The Benefits of Creating Compost Tea

By Larraine Roulston: Nourishment for your plants is enhanced by applying mature compost in the form of compost tea, also known as liquid gold. Finished compost, also known as black gold, not only feeds the good microbes by increasing their numbers and diversity but also eliminates the use of chemical fertilizers. …

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The Art of Creating Good Gardening Soil

By Larraine Roulston: April celebrates National Garden Month. In order to have plants thrive in a  successful vegetable garden, healthy soil is key. The blog organic gardeningexplains that we should ”feed the soil, not the plant” to create a natural soil without the use of synthetic fertilizers, andoutlines methods to do so.  Kids …

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Celebrating International Compost Awareness Week

By Larraine Roulston: Help compost councils celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), May 5-11. The ICAW was createdin Canada in1995, while the UK Composting Association and the U.S. Composting Council were established in 2001. Although composting is promoted year-round, the strength of their message during ICAW is enhanced through their designated annual week …

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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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How We Do To Reduce Our Carbon Footprints

By Fredrica Syren: This week world scientist issued an warming: We only have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe. What happens if we let climate change continue? Small episode of additional warming matters because it increases the risk of profound or even irreversible changes, such as the loss of …

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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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Home Bioreactor

By Kim Robson: Homebiogasis a brilliant off-grid system that generates clean energy without using any electricity and allows you to properly treat your household waste. The system produces as much as two to three hours of cooking gas every day by processing food scraps or animal waste. The Homebiogas bioreactor …

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Granny Smith Apples & the Magic of Compost

By Larraine Roulston: The origin of brand names often can be intriguing. For instance, ifyou thought that “Granny Smith Apple” was a name fabricatedfor marketing purposes, you’d be interested to learn that itwas named after a real Granny Smith. Born into a farming family in England in 1799, Maria Ann …

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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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