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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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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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How to Overcome Common Compost Problems

By Larraine Roulston: In countries that are still experiencing snow, the only compost issue that will arise is that a composter may fill to the top before spring. If this is occurring, try putting insulation around the unit or obtain a second composter. During the cold season, the composting process slows down; however, once …

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Waste—A Huge Problem in the World

By Fredrica Syren: We’re drowning in waste! Yes, you read that right. The fact is that all over the world, we create more than 3.5 million tons of trash … a day! And, sadly, that number is growing. And it is 10 times greater than it was 10 years ago. …

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Welcome 2018 With Green New Year Resolutions

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Even before the champagne’s been popped and everyone is returning to work, many of us make resolutions — things we would like to achieve and/or to make better for ourselves. 40 to 45 percent of adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions each …

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Living an Environmentally Conscious Life

By Fredrica Syren: A very important step in living a green and eco-friendly life is to start learning basic information: what is in the things you buy, and where it comes from. That has been eye-opening for me. Once I started reading ingredients lists to learn what is in every …

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Celebrating Waste Reduction Week

By Larraine Roulston: This month celebrates Waste Reduction Week (WRW). In Canada, the event falls during October 16-22. The UK gears up for its European Week for Waste Reduction during November 18-26. These annual events promote building environmental awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption. It is a week of education and events demonstrating methods of how to …

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Making Compost Tea

By Larraine Roulston: Layering fruit/vegetable peelings with dry yard trimmings makes a great soil conditioner to enhance your garden. When soil is healthy, the helpful microbes greatly outnumber the harmful ones and keep them under control. Finished compost not only feeds the good microbes by increasing their numbers and diversity but also eliminates the …

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