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2014-02-19 23:28:37

Leading home and garden retailers are jumping on the home composting trend. The Green Cycler is the gateway to composting, making kitchen composting easy, family friendly. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The home composting trend is heating up as Costco and several other leading retailers have inked deals to carry the Green Cycler kitchen composting appliance. As of February 2014, home-composters and gardeners in the U.S. and Canada can now purchase the Green Cycler at Costco.com....

2014-02-14 08:27:30

DALLAS, February 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Agrochemicals Market by Type (Fertilizers, Pesticides), by Fertilizer Type (Nitrogenous, Potassic, Phosphatic), by Pesticide Type (Organophosphates, Pyrethroids, Neonicotinoides, Bio-Pesticides), & Sub-types - Global Market Trends & Forecast to 2018", defines and segments Agrochemicals Market with analysis and forecasting of market demand & revenue. This market would grow from an estimated $203,567.6 million in...

2014-02-13 23:01:13

Center Will Provide Sustainable Composting Solutions for Up to 100,000 Tons of Recyclable Organics per Year Punta Gorda, Florida (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Synagro Technologies, Inc., the nation's largest recycler of organic residuals, has completed construction of its newest organics recycling center, a $4.3 million composting facility in Southwest Florida. A grand opening ceremony is scheduled to be held February 20th as the center begins converting biosolids and green waste into...

2014-02-11 23:20:56

In response to an article published by Babble, Colle Farmers Market, an advocate for organic farms, discusses a third grader’s science experiment and details the benefits of organic food. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an advocate for organic farms, details the results of a third grader’s science experiment and how it exemplifies the benefits of organic food. According to a January 9th article posted on Babble titled “A Third Grader Proves the Benefits...

2014-02-04 16:23:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Sites Initiative(TM) (SITES(TM)) program has certified landscapes at a federal courthouse in New Mexico; a Washington, D.C., elementary school; a campus plaza in Washington, D.C.; and an urban plaza in Washington state. The four projects certified by the nation's most comprehensive rating system for sustainable landscapes are: Albuquerque's Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse, which received a two star certification; Brent...

Biodiversity Benefits Greatly From Organic Farming
2014-02-04 10:00:56

[ Watch the Video: Robotic Biodiversity Thrives On Organic Farms ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many people argue that organic farming is better for public health, and a new study from researchers at Oxford University has found that organic farms support greater biodiversity in their immediate environment. The study, being published this week in the Journal of Applied Ecology, traced 30 years of organic farming and found that greater biodiversity compared to...

2014-02-03 23:24:28

In response to a Cov News article, Colle Farmers Market reveals how college students can reap the benefits of organic farming. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an organic farming advocate, discusses how Oxford College plans to grow an organic farm and how it can benefit college students. According to a January 20th Cov News article titled “Oxford organic farm gets growing,” Oxford College will be employing its first organic farmer, Daniel Parson, to help...

Gardening As Exercise For Children
2014-02-01 05:31:35

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A garden can grow food, become a thing of beauty, and it can also be good for one’s health. A recent study published the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that gardening – and other simple activities such as home repair – could reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke and even prolong life by as much as 30 percent among seniors. The study found that these everyday activities could serve as a workout for people of a...

2014-01-31 23:34:59

In response to an article published by Examiner, local vegetables advocate Colle Farmers Market, commends Big City Farms for creating a network of organic farms in Baltimore and why urban organic farming is the next big trend. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an advocate for local vegetables, commends Big City Farms for making a huge impact, environmentally and socially, in their community, and why urban farming is the next big thing. According to a January 26th...

2014-01-24 23:01:40

Feeding wild birds since 1958, Perky-Pet brand has made new and updated versions based on consumer feedback on some of their most coveted bird feeders! Lititz, PA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Perky-Pet® celebrates long-awaited enhancements of four of their most popular hummingbird feeders. Admired by bird feeding enthusiasts nation-wide, the featured improvements will have hobbyists clearing store shelves. Consumers asked for it, and Perky-Pet® listened by adding improved features...


Latest Organic gardening Reference Libraries

Roof garden
2013-08-21 10:36:40

A roof garden is a garden planted on the roofs of buildings, also known as rooftop farming. A roof garden is not only decorative but also offers other benefits such as providing food for human consumption and adding a natural habitat for wildlife, mainly birds. Plants are usually grown with hydroponics, aeroponics, or air-dynaponics. Container gardening with soil may also be used. Vertical gardening will allow for more plant production in a small area. Completing the gardening cycle...

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...

Wildlife Garden
2013-08-05 11:00:54

A wildlife garden (or wild garden) provides a natural habitat for many species of wildlife/animals. Wildlife gardens can be parcels of land allowed to grow naturally or created by individuals with an interest in wildlife habitats. Gardeners will grow a wildlife garden in conjunction with their production/cash crop gardens as a means of attracting various species of wildlife to help control the pest and pollinate the flowers. Creating natural habitats that have otherwise disappeared will...

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...

Three Sisters
2013-05-18 07:30:48

Three Sisters crop is a technique of gardening used primarily by Native Americans, but gardeners of any kind may also use this technique. These crops use three types of plants; in the Tewa tribe, they use four. The traditional seeds used are corn, beans, and squash. There are many benefits from this method, the first being the use of the corn stalks for the beans to grow on. The beans themselves then provide nitrogen for the corn and squash, while giving the corn amino acids, lysine, and...

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