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IT'S all aboard as an ambitious drive to get Wales' capital city leading the way to a greener future is launched. Children from primary schools across Cardiff got the chance to climb into a refuse lorry that will be collecting food waste for composting from Monday.
IF YOU haven't yet gone down the composting route, autumn is a great time to start as you gather up leaves, empty plant pots and generally tidy up the garden. Many local authorities now provide compost bins to encourage householders to recycle, so it's worth giving your own council a ring to check.
By LARRY CAPLAN The Evansville area is dealing with a lot more yard waste than normal this month. The hurricane winds of September tore down a lot of limbs and branches. In addition, the dry weather of the last several months is causing earlier-than-normal fall leaf drop.
By Anonymous At the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn meeting in early September, held at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, researchers from Guildford, United Kingdom (UK) announced successful development of a bacteria strain that can break down organic wastes into ethanol.
By Trojak, Larry EKO Compost is processing 35,000 tons/year of green waste, along with municipal bio solids and fats, oils and grease.
By Anonymous Columbia, Missouri Missouri University (MU) graduate student Adam Saunders started a 10-week composting program as a part of a service learning class.
By Anonymous Oak Paric, Illinois The Oak Park Microbrew and Food Review, which attracted over 500 attendees on August 23, achieved an 80 percent diversion rate through composting and recycling.
By Anonymous The Professional Recyclera Of Pennsylvania (PROP) offers three online courses on composting and recycling, with Continuing Education Credits granted through Penn State University.
By Yepsen, Rhodes THINK GLOBAL, ACT REGIONAL Regional company with about 200 restaurants and catering operations actively promotes sustainability, increasing local food purchasing, composting and waste reduction.
By Olivares, Cristina Goldstein, Nora BIOCYCLE NATIONAL SURVEY: NORTHEAST, MID-ATLANTIC Second installment of BioCyde National Survey reports on food waste composting facilities and projects in the Northeast and Mid- Atlantic states. ONE OF the first food composting facilities in the U.S.
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...
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...
The term plasticulture is in reference to the practice of utilizing plastic materials in agricultural applications. The plastic materials themselves are frequently and broadly referred to as “ag plastics.” Plasticulture ag plastics can include soil fumigation film, nursery pots and silage bags, irrigation drip tape or tubing, but the term is most frequently used to describe all kinds of plastic plant and soil coverings. Such coverings range from plastic mulch film, high and low...
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...
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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