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  • Horses on pasture
    Maintaining your pasture - fertilizing with compost
    Composting your horse manure can have great advantages. Specifically to your pasture and thus your bottom line as you will have to purchase less hay.We have multiple piles of compost, based on age and decomposition. The first coming straight out...
  • Composting with Horse Manure
    Composting with Horse Manure
    The great thing about having horses and cleaning stalls daily, is not lacking in material for a compost pile.We utilize a large heap or pile method, because we add a manure cart per day during the winter and turn with a tractor.Our compost is...
  • Food waste today; feed, fertilizer and compost tomorrow
    Food waste today; feed, fertilizer and compost tomorrow
    Food scraps and food waste are an emerging economic driver in Vermont, equally poised to support local agriculture and soil health. Cultivating Value from Food Scraps, is this year’s theme at the 9th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit...
  • Peach rose
    March garden events and activities in Las Vegas
    The official first day of spring is this month and the weather has been great. The rain that has come to the Valley and the warm winter has kept plants growing and new ones coming up. Here are some places to go to see some gardens and plants and...
  • Compost gold
    Denver compost program has room for more
    Composting through the city of Denver was a year-long experiment for me: one I grew to love. It ended last week when my green barrel was picked up, just a week shy of the Valentine’s Day anniversary of my payment for the quarter. The city...
  • Garbage landfill
    Seattle hands out the red tag of shame for residents who fail to recycle compost
    According to a Monday story on NPR, the city of Seattle has just enacted one of the stranger recycling laws in the country. While many communities now provide a separate garbage bin for recycle materials, such as paper, plastic, and metal, Seattle...
  • Coffee Beans and Grounds
    Sustainable coffee: Five uses for your grounds
    Millions of us start the day with a cup or two of coffee. Many continue to consume throughout the day. Have you ever wondered what becomes of all those used coffee grounds after your drink has been brewed?If you make your own coffee you have...
  • Prevent food waste with composting
    Prevent food waste with composting
    Over 35 million tons of food waste is produced annually in the United States, 96 percent of which ends up in landfills or incinerators. It is the single largest component of landfill material.Not everyone in the country has the luxury of excess...
  • Green Christmas Tree
    Green Your Cleveland Christmas
    The holiday rush is upon us. Time to put up the tree, send out cards and buy all those presents, not to mention clean the house and wrap the presents! During the frenzy, it's easy to forget to keep things green. Here are a few ideas to make...
  • Peeling onions
    No time for compost? Try these homemade natural fertilizers
    Are you looking for natural fertilizer alternatives? Do you like the idea of compost, but don't have the time to make it? There are simple steps to compost making. Still, if you have no time, there are ways to feed your vegetable garden...
  • Healthy soil supports healthy plants
    Gardening: got earthworms?
    It's a pretty simple theory, healthy soil has earthworms. Worms love organic matter, and as they work their way through the soil, they work like little rotor tillers!If you have earthworms, you will see them surfacing during rainy weather. If...
  • #SaveCitySoil
    #SaveCitySoil Day of Action
    Zoo New England, under pressure from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), has formally asked City Soil to leave their land in Mattapan.City Soil staff has a meeting with Secretary Sullivan on Wednesday, May 14th, but the formal...
  • Everything grows better with healthy soil
    Compost: Black gold to a gardener, just do it!
    It's not viewed as glamorous; saving your organic garbage, and maybe even some think it's 'bad', as a nasty way to attract critters! But saving your coffee grounds, egg shells and left over veggie scraps, is the way to healthier...
  • Eggshells for your garden
    Eggshells for your garden
    Don’t toss those eggshells in the trash!Care2 says “A normal person looks at an eggand thinks “omelet” or “frittata.” A gardener (especially one who tends to be on the obsessive end of the spectrum) looks at an...
  • Compost waste instead of using garbage disposals
    Is your garbage disposal eco friendly?
    Sending unused food down the garbage disposal instead of dropping it in the trash can might seem like the more eco-friendly option. The truth is that the Earth might just be better off with your table scraps heading to a landfill.Why? Along with...
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