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2012-11-20 12:23:42

Solid Waste and Recycling Industry Thankful Composting, Curbside Food-Waste Recycling on the Rise WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As American families celebrate Thanksgiving, the Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) celebrates the growing role composting plays in reducing America's food waste output. Composting, the controlled decomposition of organic materials, is an environmentally friendly, sustainable alternative to disposing of food and other organic wastes...

2012-10-26 12:27:04

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research confirms that the time-tested practice of amending crop soils with manure also can help restore soils on damaged post-mining landscapes. Thousands of acres of land with little or no vegetation, once mined for lead and zinc, remain throughout an area of southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma. The mining activities also left behind a legacy of lead-contaminated acidic soils, toxic smelter sites, and large...

2012-10-03 10:21:14

SEATTLE, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PacifiClean Environmental LLC announced it was selected by the city of Seattle to enter contract negotiations to recycle the curbside organic materials under a new contract. These materials will be processed at a state-of-the art facility in Kittitas County into retail compost products and a line of soil amendments for Central and Eastern Washington's agricultural community. The facility also intends to develop alternative energy by...

2012-09-28 02:20:58

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Plant Health, Inc. (OTCQB: OPHI), a manufacturer and distributor of organic-based, hybrid and environmentally responsible fertilizers, soil conditioners and pest controls, is pleased to provide a status update on its highly anticipated new catfish compost product. As previously announced, Organic Plant Health has secured exclusive global distribution rights for a unique, new organic catfish-based composted soil amendment. The product is...

2012-09-20 23:02:27

Founder of Gardening Harmony LLC, Diane Eggleston has launched GardeningHarmony.com to cater to gardeners that wish to garden in harmony with the environment, as well as those wishing to make their gardens more practical and beautiful. For more information, visit the website´s blog at GardeningHarmonyBlog.com. Apache Junction, Arizona (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Diane Eggleston is proud to announce the launch of http://www.GardeningHarmony.com, a website focusing on gardening products...

2012-09-19 10:21:19

$5,000 Prize Awarded to Three Companies in Alaska, California, and North Carolina for Serving Their Local Communities WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three winners were announced today for Green America's first quarterly "People & Planet" award, which recognizes America's best green, small businesses. Each of three winners will receive $5,000. The winners are: Sonoma Compost Company, Green Kid Crafts, and Raleigh City Farm. Winners were selected by the public,...

Heavy Metal Soaked Up By Earthworms
2012-08-20 14:52:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using Worms For Bioremediation Of Toxic Metals According to researchers writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, earthworms could be used to remove toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic trash collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets. Three species of earthworm, Eudrilus eugeniae, Eisenia fetida and Perionyx excavates can be used to help in...

2012-08-13 10:22:18

360 Vodka Got Down to Earth once again at Tales of the Cocktail 2012 WESTON, MO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - For the fourth consecutive year, 360 Vodka made sure the biggest and best drink to come from the world's premier cocktail festival went to Mother Earth. The world's only sustainable vodka was poised to quench her thirst this year by ensuring the 14,000 lemons and limes along with hundreds of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables used throughout the five day cocktail...

2012-07-25 06:21:13

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Plant Health, Inc. (OTCQB: OPHI), a manufacturer and distributor of organic-based, hybrid and environmentally responsible fertilizers, soil conditioners and pest controls, is pleased to announce it has received the exclusive global distribution rights for a revolutionary, new organic catfish manure based soil amendment product. The product is an organic compost mixture using pure, farm raised catfish manure as its base, and is...

2012-07-18 10:22:24

LAFAYETTE, Calif., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Waste Energy (ZWE) announces the development of two semi-mobile anaerobic digestion (AD) plant facilities throughout the State of California utilizing their SmartFerm technology. The proposed installation of these SmartFerm facilities in Napa and Monterey counties are part of Zero Waste Energy's visionary strategy to transform the way communities, businesses, and municipalities in the world's eighth-largest economy manage organic...


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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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