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2013-04-22 12:23:51

SOUTH LYON, Mich., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan-based internet retailer, Tipakl Retailer LLC, today announced that is has opened its online store at www.compostumbling.com, selling a vast array of indoor and at-home gardening supplies. Products available at compostumbling.com include mini-greenhouses, single trays, multi-tray systems, indoor gardening sets, coir bricks, and live red wiggler composting worms. Founder and owner of Tipakl Retailer LLC and its new online store at...

2013-04-17 23:02:02

Gardening expert Melinda Myers shares simple steps for invigorating weather worn lawns. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) April 17, 2013 The extreme heat and drought of 2012 was hard on lawns and gardens. “Many gardeners are facing a blank slate of bare soil, masses of dead patches that were once lawn or a bit of grass interspersed in a sea of weeds,” says gardening expert Melinda Myers. Myers recommends following these steps to improve lawns this season. Start this spring to renovate or...

2013-03-12 23:03:54

It´s possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 It´s possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget. “All it takes is a bit of planning and a few low maintenance strategies,” says gardening expert and author Melinda Myers. Myers recommends these five strategies...

2013-01-04 05:03:34

Founder of Scout Girl, LLC, Joy Nagel, is enthused to announce the launch of her new website, JoyToTheWorms.com; the website carries composting worms, composting worm bins, and other useful composting supplies, particularly those related to vermicomposting. For more information, please visit the website´s blog at JoyToTheWormsBlog.com. Salem, Oregon (PRWEB) January 03, 2013 Joy Nagel is pleased to announce the creation and launch of her new website venture,...

2012-11-27 12:20:17

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to rising public and private-sector demand for more sustainable management of organic waste, Penton's Waste Industry Group today announced a strategic business initiative to bring new information, insights and thought-leadership to this fast-growing global market segment. The centerpiece of the initiative is an exclusive partnership with former US Composting Council Executive Director, Dr. Stuart Buckner, to create original content,...

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...

2012-10-03 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...

University Students Win Contest To Bring Sanitation, Electricity To Indian Villagers
2012-08-22 17:10:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Americans and other developed nations around the world have taken sanitation and electricity for granted for more than 100 years. Yet, many underdeveloped countries, such as India, still do not have either and live under kerosene power and are forced to defecate outdoors. Now, a new campaign, called the Humanure Power Project, is looking to change all that. The HPP, an innovative social venture founded and run by six Tulane...

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...


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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...

Plasticulture
2013-04-01 12:21:33

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
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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