Composting is something I've done since childhood. My dad always kept two or three large bins which he turned and rotated, and even let the chickens scratch through now and then. So, when I wanted to start composting for our urban garden, a three-bin setup was my choice. The problem, for me, with … [Read more...] about Compost Tumbler vs Compost Pile (or Bins)
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You have a compost: a box, bin, or simply a pile in the corner of the garden. It's the place where you put your yard waste and food scraps, and chances are you place that compost there and don't think much more about it. You may use the compost as a place to put your waste materials and avoid … [Read more...] about Four Plants to Speed Up Your Compost
Many plants are friendly sorts. They'll sit nicely in your compost and decompose, making excellent soil for your garden. If you alternate nitrogen-rich vegetable scraps and carbon-rich old leaves, you'll create a wonderful soil amendment for your garden. Compost is not only a great way to add … [Read more...] about Don’t Put These Plants Into Your Compost!
You and I have two things in common. Thing #1: We both go grocery shopping. Thing #2: We both throw away a good chunk of our groceries. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that 40% of food in the U.S. goes uneaten. A large portion of this is from consumers wasting … [Read more...] about 12 Mind Blowing Food Hacks that Keep Everyday Groceries Fresh (and Why)
How many of you know someone who lives in a yurt? I'm guessing not many, and that even fewer of you have experienced yurt living. If you're like me, the idea of living in a large round tent is both fascinating and bewildering. There's just so much we don't know about yurts! I recently met a lady … [Read more...] about Home Sweet Yurt – An Interview About Yurt Living, with Esther Emery