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2013-10-15 13:05:36

Increasing organic matter, improving soil quality, important for urban growers With higher populations and limited space, urban areas are not often thought of as places for agriculture. A recent surge in community gardens, though, is bringing agriculture and gardens into the cities. And certain byproducts of urban life – food and yard waste and municipal biosolids – can benefit those gardens, and the soils in them, tremendously. Sally Brown, associate professor at University of...

2013-09-19 23:03:41

Experienced gardeners take advantage of autumn by seizing the moment to gather the abundance of fall leaves, or 'brown' materials to add to their 'green' kitchen scraps for composting. Shredding or chopping kitchen scraps can actually speed up to composting process; the Green Cycler is a new breed of kitchen appliance designed to do just that. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 While many people are finished gardening come fall, experienced gardeners take...

2013-09-11 23:01:56

The new website includes informative product information as well as articles to help customers understand what the site and products are about. Lake View Terrace, California (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Organic and Environmental Products has recently launched their brand new website, https://organic-environmental-products.com , which provides customers with natural solutions to help them improve their immune system and supply them with vital minerals along with organic sulfur (MSM). The new...

2013-08-23 23:02:06

Powerful yet easy-to-use products, available now from PolyScience, provide precise temperature control for metabolic studies, biodegradation assessments, forensic evaluations, compost research, toxicity screening studies, and other anaerobic and aerobic research. Niles, IL (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Two powerful, yet easy-to-use products for controlling temperature during respirometry applications are now available from PolyScience. Ideal for use by researchers and others performing...

2013-07-30 23:25:55

No Regulation for “Organic” Soils and Orange County Still Supports its Use in the July Newsletter, Announces Holy Cow Soils Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 With all the recent uproar with human waste being used as a fertilizer (and calling it organic) Orange County still decided to support its use in their July 2013 newsletter (see current newsletter here). Even after the Supreme Court (in California Reviews Biosolid Ruling, June 28, 2013 Metropolitan News) got involved in by...

2013-07-24 23:03:16

EES recently launched new articles written by Clifford Woods, CEO of Effective Environmental Services & Organic Environmental Technology, to provide customers with general advice for safer, chemical-free ways to live. Lake View Terrace, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Effective Environmental Services has developed a range of natural products designed to decontaminate and clean up harmful conditions and improve present surroundings through the elimination of slime and sludge. The...


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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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