Latest Home composting Stories

2008-07-01 12:00:31

By Karen Troianello Q. I have been told that I can compost my kitchen scraps in a garbage can. Is this possible? A. Yes, a garbage can can be made into a compost bin. Punch holes in the bottom and the sides, as well as the lid. Place about four inches of fertile soil in the bottom of the can.

2008-06-30 00:01:35

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jun. 29--Say that you're a green-minded apartment or condo dweller striving to live sustainably.

2008-06-26 00:02:22

Residents are being encouraged to start composting their garden rubbish. Stroud District Council is asking them to reduce the amount of garden waste that is being send to landfill.

2008-06-24 02:29:46

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jun. 23--NEWBURY -- The Board of Health has received a second shipment of 20 compost bins under a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

2008-06-24 02:29:44

BUDDING gardeners are being reminded that warm, wet weather is ideal for home composting. Recycle Now says recent weather conditions provide perfect conditions to grow plants.

2008-06-07 03:00:12

By Goldstein, Jerome NATIVE AMERICAN DIVERSION Composting initiatives by Indian tribes vary in size, processing method and range of feedstocks.

2007-10-17 03:00:11

By Melear, Claudia T Lunsford, Eddie Abstract. This article provides basic information on how a common species of earthworm, Eisenia fetida, can be used in the biology classroom as well as a discussion of how to establish and care for a vermicompost bin.

2007-09-19 09:01:14

By Alexander, P D The vast majority of compost research has focused on commercial- scale composting and attempts have been made previously to adapt that knowledge to amateur composting. However, amateur composting is potentially more variable and thus more difficult to generalize.

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