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2011-03-15 15:42:00

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Composting Council and its membership is working hard to fight attempts by state legislatures to repeal long-standing bans on the disposal of leaves and other yard debris in landfills in Georgia and Michigan. Both states have seen similar efforts in the past few years turned back by recycling supporters with help from the USCC and local composters. Often done under the guise of "energy independence" or even "fighting...

2011-02-26 00:00:02

In the past year EcoScraps has grown from a parking lot, to an abandoned shed to the manufacturing plants they currently run in Utah and Arizona. Their organic soil is now sold in Oregon, Utah, Arizona and Colorado. They have plans to expand in the near future. Provo, UT (PRWEB) February 24, 2011 EcoScraps, an organic soil manufacturer, launched their company in 2010 to improve the environment by collecting produce waste and processing it into organic soil. "This is my own way of making a...

2011-02-01 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GRHU) and ten tequila distilleries, members of the largest and most profitable export industry in Mexico, announced that they are becoming more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable as mandated by recently enacted regulations. The distilleries have entered into agreements with GreenHouse Soluciones, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern California-based Greenhouse Holdings, Inc., a leading...

2011-01-19 08:36:00

OKEECHOBEE, Fla., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), today announced it is developing a new organics facility in Okeechobee, Florida. The facility will process yard, food and clean wood waste to create value added soil amendments as well as bagged lawn and garden products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) The facility, located adjacent to Waste Management's existing Okeechobee Landfill operation, is the company's first dedicated...

2011-01-10 07:37:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of onsite food/organic waste recycling systems, today announced its plans to exhibit at the US Composting Council (http://www.compostingcouncil.org) show on January 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA. On display in the GaiaRecycle exhibit will be the G-30H modular model to represent the GaiaRecycle product line's (http://www.gaiarecycle.com) sturdy design, yet simple...

2010-12-14 00:01:32

The new, affordable Bokashi Food Waste Recycling System makes composting kitchen food scraps easier (and more pleasant) than ever. Alto, TX (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 TeraGanix, Inc., the exclusive US distributor for Dr Higa's original EM"¢1® microbial inoculant products, has announced the introduction of a new, affordable Bokashi Food Waste Recycling system. This composting system helps homeowners reduce the impact of their organic waste and quickly produces a rich organic food...

2010-12-01 07:25:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GaiaRecycle(TM), LLC, an industry-leading global provider of organic waste recycling systems, today announced the results of a pilot project conducted at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, which substantiated GaiaRecycle's functionality, performance and operating procedures for the onsite processing of food scraps and other organic waste. "During our evaluation, the GaiaRecycle G-200H system met the performance expectations that...

2010-11-29 16:26:48

The rate of global warming could lead to a rapid release of carbon from peatlands that would further accelerate global warming. Two recent studies published by the Mathematics Research Institute at the University of Exeter highlight the risk that this 'compost bomb' instability could pose, and calculate the conditions under which it could occur. The same Exeter team is now exploring a possible link between the theories described in the studies and last summer's devastating peatland fires in...

2010-11-12 09:55:00

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Composting Council (USCC), the organizational group behind International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) in the United States, is proud to announce a call for entries for its 2011 ICAW Poster Contest. The contest will run from September 15 until November 30, 2010 and is open to anyone who wants to help celebrate composting and promote the benefits of composting and compost use. The winning poster will serve as the 2011 ICAW...

2010-10-30 00:00:38

Three high schools will conduct research on all-natural fertilizer and related vegetable gardening products in conjunction with executives of Dr. JimZ Secret Formula natural fertilizer. You can follow their results with flowers and vegetable gardening on Facebook. Nampa, ID (Vocus) October 29, 2010 Castleford High School students will join Hagerman High School to conduct research on all-natural fertilizer and related vegetable gardening products in conjunction with industry executives. They...


Latest Compost Reference Libraries

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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