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Worm Composting (Vermiculture Basics)

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Added by Travis Stinnett on January 14, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Recycle discarded produce to make low cost compost and reduce the waste stream.

Has anyone recycled discarded produce from supermarkets and maybe even restaurants to use as a source of compost?   I was considering this as one of our projects to develop the compost for our bucket brigade and maybe even resale as a fund raiser at our local farmers market and maybe if viable, as a small cottage industry for my NPO.

Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on April 9, 2012 at 3:07pm — 2 Comments

Compost: Where it all begins.

I have a a deep and abiding love for my compost bin. It's quirky and hobbled together and perfectly suited to it's designated purpose of composition. My husband and I built this together with found objects: a bit of cement slab that we dug up out of our yard, pavers that we… Continue

Added by Aleah Weltha on June 10, 2011 at 3:47pm — 4 Comments

Creating Something Out of Nothing: Stock & Compost

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Added by Stephanie M, Together In Food on December 3, 2010 at 3:24am — No Comments

We Take Enough From the Ground, It's High Time We Start Putting it Back

Posted By Drumsticks-Scissorsanddrumsticks.com

Ahhh, it's that time of year when everything that grows outdoors start to take a colorful turn to give us a spectacular show of color just before forfeiting their exteriors to the soil. I like to compare it to a summer time festival where everyone is having a grand ol time appreciating the company of others and making new…

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Added by Scissors & Drumsticks on November 22, 2010 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Winter Compost Heap

This year at the Scissors & Drumsticks garden we had to grow at a minimum for test purposes. We just didn’t want to waste anything that wouldn’t grow, and believe me, we had our ups and downs. We are not gardeners of sorts, we just wanted to grow and preserve our own food. As much as we could at least. This year has proven to us that it can be done. From the garden years ago in my parents’ backyard I formed my little bit of background in “backyardiculture.” It was the tips from two…

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Added by Scissors & Drumsticks on November 22, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Beautiful Vegetable Broth!

It's common for me to toss little snippets of veggies straight into the compost bowl as I cook, but when the bowl gets full (and for some reason it always seems full), sometimes I remember to save these pieces for broth. Carrot peels, celery tops, onion skins, leek greens, leftover bits of garlic from the garlic… Continue

Added by Rachel Brownlee on April 28, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments

Recycling black plastic barrels - compost tumblers, rain barrels, etc.

Grow and Share has a supply of large plastic barrels we are recycling... These are a great size for rain barrels, just a little smaller than 55 gallon drums. If you don't need a rain barrel, they can be cut into halves and used as large planters. Or made into compost tumblers.



We are asking for a donation to help cover barrel/accessories/paint costs and to raise funds for next year's Grow And Share projects. All money raised will go directly to Grow And Share. Whatever amount you… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on November 18, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Composting Is Sexy

Rotting veggies, manure, worms, creepy crawly bugs of all kinds turn you on? No? They should. Getting your kitchen scraps, animal crap, and lawn clippings to nourish your soil so that you can grow your own food is totally sexy. Especially if you can do it in 17 days, a decomposition "quickie" so to speak.



On average, compost takes almost a year to fully decompose into luscious, crumbly hummus - that good coffee brown stuff that is like steroids for plants. AND you have to turn it… Continue

Added by Heidi Marie Kooy on June 8, 2009 at 4:47pm — No Comments

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