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2012-03-28 23:04:16

Bokashi Life announces the launch of their company, promoting Bokashi composting, an indoor method converting food scraps to soil through fermentation utilizing Effective Microorganisms®. Columbia City, OR (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 Bokashi Life launches their company with a solution to food waste. Is it possible that food waste is the most vauable commodity discarded each day? Bokashi Life thinks so. What happens with food waste, those fruit and veggie skins, banana peelings, egg shells,...

2012-03-08 20:00:00

Web development client of Web Full Circle, launches newly improved website Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Website Design and Internet Marketing Company, Web Full Circle, is pleased to announce the launch of Earth Farm Organics re-designed website earthfarms.com. Web Full Circle provided the Company with an enhanced website that is reflected with a modern design and extensive information about the Company and how you can reduce your ecological footprint. Locally owned and operated,...

2012-02-01 08:00:00

Montana Food Bank saves money by turning food waste into compost for local gardens. Great Falls, MT (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 The Great Falls Community Food Bank recycles food waste to produce a rich organic compost to help with the revitalization of local soil. Since starting their food waste recycling program in 2010, the Great Falls Community Food Bank now recycles 24 tons of food waste annually by composting. By recycling the food waste, the Food Bank is able to save roughly $2-3,000...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

San Jose medical cannabis club Elemental Wellness Center continues its weekly series of grow classes with a month of sessions dedicated to recycling, organic growing, composting, and soil amendment techniques. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 The Crop Circle Grow Club, a free weekly class for everyone from beginners to experienced growers, continues to be one of the most popular free services at Elemental Wellness Center, a San Jose medical cannabis dispensary. Every Sunday at 3pm,...

2011-11-17 15:48:47

Addition of vermicompost to growing substrates increases growth, yield Marketable yields of organic horticultural crops frequently fall below those of conventional crops; this and other factors restrict widespread adoption of organic production. Researchers recently studied the growth and yield responses of tomatoes grown in organic substrates amended with vermicompost and compared the results with plants grown in a popular growing medium. "More research in this area is needed to provide a...

2011-10-28 13:00:00

Busch Systems, a leading manufacturer of recycling, waste and compost containers is excited to announce the launch of the new âœIn-Door Sortâ recycling station. This indoor collection unit offers unparalleled customization options for signage, interchangeable openings and colors thus making it the most flexible option currently available to the recycling industry. Barrie, ON (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 Busch Systems has launched a new recycling station...

2011-10-20 07:00:00

Busch Systems International, a leading manufacturer of recycling, waste and compost containers is excited to announce the launch of a new website. The improved website is designed to provide assistance to ensure the success of recycling programs around the world. Barrie, ON (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 The newly designed website for Busch Systems International goes live today on the world wide web. BuschSystems.com aims to extend the reach of the worldâs leading recycling container...


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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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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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