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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...

2012-04-29 23:01:22

Composting, organic gardening and food scrap recycling will take a progressive step forward with the introduction of Green Cycler the only counter-top appliance to eliminate the mess and hassle associated with recovering organic waste. Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 29, 2012 Composting, organic gardening and food scrap recycling will take a progressive step forward with the introduction of Green Cycler the only countertop appliance to eliminate the mess and hassle associated with recovering...

2012-04-19 23:03:13

Sancor is proud to introduce the latest addition to their line of advanced composting toilet systems, the Envirolet FlushSmart 800 Series. This new system allows you to be green in your bathroom by flushing with only 0.2L per flush and by converting waste to compost. And, it still looks & operates like a conventional toilet. Ideal for homes, cottages, cabins, work shops, garages, basements, pool cabanas and more. (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Just in time for Earth Day, Sancor introduces the...


Latest composting 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...

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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