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  • 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...
  • Compost
    Nature’s Magic Mix Yields Garden Gold
    Spring’s right around the corner. And if you decided to “Go Green in 2014” you can start composting now and turn your fall and winter yard waste into garden gold.Compost is nature’s magic mix that helps make your backyard...
  • Actress Amy Smart does green composting
    Actress Amy Smart does green composting
    Watch the video where actress Amy Smart is asked by TMZ what her latest green efforts are at home and she answers composting. This is creating a place for organic materials like kitchen scraps and yard waste to decompose into that dark nutrient...
  • Guerrilla gardening
    Guerrilla gardening
    Here’s a tip on urban farming from Body+Soul…passed on to me a few years back by one of my lovely daughters, Joelle...Create some urban green spacesTo create more green spaces, rogue gardeners in cities and urban areas around the...
  • Gardening “must-haves” for 2014
    Gardening “must-haves” for 2014
    This has been a memorable year across the board and gardening has really been no different. Climate again marked its influence as unseasonable conditions made growing difficult in many agricultural regions, let alone right in our own backyards....
  • Don't throw it away
    Don't throw it away
    Prepping for family meals this Thanksgiving? Don't toss those rinds and peels in the compost pile just yet! Many still have more life left in them, and can still go into the compost afterward.Tip: Use organic produce, especially when reusing...