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  • Bringing Life To Dying Soils

    Bringing Life To Dying Soils

    The BBC is writing a series of multimedia articles called Follow the Food. The series investigates the challenges farmers face to deliver food to our tables such as climate change, growing populations and ,of course COVID-19. This particular article discusses soil degradation and the efforts to regenerate soils to meet the…

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  • Composting in New York City Goes Big Time

    Composting in New York City Goes Big Time

    If you thought you had an efficient composting system, you’ve got to read this article Elizabeth Royte wrote for the New York Times entitled The Compost King of New York. The New York City Sanitation Department has instituted a Zero Waste program that asks residents to separate their food scraps…

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  • Mike McGrath Explains Why You Should Be Leaf Composting

    Mike McGrath Explains Why You Should Be Leaf Composting

    We’ve written about it many times that composting your leaves each fall will do more for your garden than any store bought fertilizer ever will. Mike McGrath, hosts a weekly radio program on WHYY in Philidelphia called “You Bet Your Garden.” In this Ted Talk, Mike explains why you should…

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  • 10 Interesting Facts About Red Wigglers

    10 Interesting Facts About Red Wigglers

    10 interesting facts about these watermelon-loving, hermaphroditic, voracious, compost dwelling organisms.

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  • Shredding Leaves

    Shredding Leaves

    As I mentioned in a previous post, I use a leaf blower/vacuum to collect the leaves in my yard and then add the shredded leaves from the bag to my compost bins. This works out nicely as the vacuum does break down the leaves to smaller pieces that will compost…

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