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2014-07-21 16:22:55

SEATTLE, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the population grows, fertilizers for crops and pasture grass are increasingly in demand including the potential of packaged cow manure as compost fertilizer for retail and commercial applications, according to the Washington Dairy Products Commission. Organic cow manure is a nutrient that helps crops and pasture grass production over longer durations before the need for reapplication because of its slow release of nutrients. "Dairy cow...

2014-06-17 12:23:00

New Philadelphia location expands Britton's leadership position in the recycling of vegetative waste and concrete, and in the manufacturing and distribution of organic garden products and aggregates. LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Serving residential, commercial and public customers for over 24 years with headquarters in Lawrenceville, NJ, and an additional location in Hamilton, NJ, Britton Industries' new Philadelphia, PA location expands its position as the...

2014-06-03 12:28:50

Contest Encouraged Americans to Exhibit Their Commitment to the Environment WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Press the President, an online collaborative blog, has donated $500 to Trustees of the Reservation on behalf of Krista Jakes, the winner of the "Go Green" Photo Contest. Press the President challenged Americans to have consideration for the environment by "going green." The website's editors held an online photo contest to submit photos of how they and their families are...

2014-05-22 23:03:19

The Grounds Guys have a step-by-step process for creating and building a compost pile. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Compost is an earth-friendly natural fertilizer that improves the quality of soil helping lawns and plants grow. The Grounds Guys have a step-by-step process for creating and building a compost pile. Get the right spot Compost piles should be in dry, shady spots near a water source. Avoid putting your compost pile near your home or garden. Compost piles tend to attract...

2014-04-26 08:20:22

Gardeners can help the environment even more with a "Green" plan for their flower and vegetable gardening with a few helpful habits PHILADELPHIA, April 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What can be more natural and beneficial to the earth and the environment than Green Gardening? When gardeners use eco-friendly gardening techniques, they can get better results and save their gardens from damage done by chemicals. A few simple gardening habits are all it takes to get started on the journey to...

2014-03-11 23:31:06

A team of specialists have created a breakthrough program to convert garbage waste and tires into energy and food. The world population has now passed 7 billion, but productive farm land is diminishing making food, water and energy the biggest issues facing the world population. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 A group of experienced experts in waste composting, irrigation, agronomy and bio gas energy have formed a team which aims to create practical programs to convert waste into food...

2014-02-19 23:28:37

Leading home and garden retailers are jumping on the home composting trend. The Green Cycler is the gateway to composting, making kitchen composting easy, family friendly. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The home composting trend is heating up as Costco and several other leading retailers have inked deals to carry the Green Cycler kitchen composting appliance. As of February 2014, home-composters and gardeners in the U.S. and Canada can now purchase the Green Cycler at Costco.com....

2014-02-13 23:01:13

Center Will Provide Sustainable Composting Solutions for Up to 100,000 Tons of Recyclable Organics per Year Punta Gorda, Florida (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Synagro Technologies, Inc., the nation's largest recycler of organic residuals, has completed construction of its newest organics recycling center, a $4.3 million composting facility in Southwest Florida. A grand opening ceremony is scheduled to be held February 20th as the center begins converting biosolids and green waste into...

2014-01-08 08:21:15

Majority not OK with waste management cost increase to support composting WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data suggests that Americans would be open to composting in their homes if it were more convenient. However, the same national survey found that they don't want to pay additional fees or taxes to support such services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131120/DC21142LOGO) While 72 percent of Americans do not compost their food waste, 67 percent of...

2014-01-06 23:03:02

Garden Tower Project, LLC released the latest version of the innovative composting Garden Tower, a space-saving patio farm that allows gardeners to grow up to 50 plants vertically and compactly inside a footprint of only four square feet. The patented Garden Tower is unique in containing a central composting core which digests ordinary kitchen scraps and returns organic nutrients to the system offering an easy organic gardening solution to urban and suburban residents throughout the USA...


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Sheet Mulching
2013-08-05 12:36:35

Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barrier, like newspaper or cardboard. On top of that is a twelve-inch layer of compost or mulch material such as old clothes, yard clippings, and manure, which provides for nutrient rich soil. Weed-free soil is added prior to planting the desired...

Redworm, Eisenia fetida
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The redworm (Eisenia fetida), also known as the brandling worm, the tiger worm, the panfish worm, the trout worm, or the California worm, is a species of earth worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. This species is native only to Europe, but it has been introduced into every country, excluding Antarctica, for vermicomposting purposes. Unlike other species of worm, the redworm does not prefer to reside in soil. It can be found in manure, rotting vegetation, and compost. The...

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

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