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By From staff; news services Learn how to turn common household garbage into garden fertilizer Saturday in El Segundo. Stop by the Joslyn Center, 339 Sheldon St., at 10 a.m. for a free composting workshop. Residents can also purchase discounted compost and worm bins.
By Sorensen, Meredith Portland International Airport (PDX) in Portland, Oregon, expands its food waste collection to travelers.
By Guerrero, Rafael D III Utilizing vermicomposting improves soil fertility, reduces costs and mitigates pollution in the Philippines. THE Philippines has a robust agricultural economy with its extensive land and water resources.
By Brown, Margo Reid Getting organics out of landfills is critical. Connecting that mission with greenhouse gas emissions will make that happen. THE ENVIRONMENTAL outlook is bright throughout California, and we're doing everything we can to keep the momentum going forward.
By Runge, Karsten Trends and practices in biosolids composting in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. OVER the past few years, composting of biosolids has become very popular in some Eastern European countries.
By Diaz, L F Eggerth, L L Grover Landscape Services processes up to 800 tons/day of yard trimmings and source separated food waste, producing high quality compost for landscape and agricultural markets. GROVER Landscape Services, Inc. operates several composting facilities in northern California.
By Anonymous Montpelier, Vermont The Vermont Natural Resources Board recently instructed Vermont Compost Co.'s operation in Montpelier to halt operations, and issued an $18,000 fine.
By Dale Skaggs Now that the rains have moistened the soil, one good gardening task is to prepare soil for fall planting. In the Mid-South most of our soil is slightly acidic clay. If you have topsoil you probably live in an older house.
WHEN it comes to going green - waste not, want not. The Evening Gazette's Go Green campaign is encouraging all of us to take steps to improve the environment.
By SHARON KILEY MACK; OF THE NEWS STAFF LIMESTONE - There's one sure thing about raising cows: They poop. A lot. Pineland Farms Natural Meats estimates that the 2,000 cows on their cattle farm in Fort Fairfield, the largest feed lot in New England, produces about 10,000 yards of manure each year.
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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