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Guide to Apartment and Condo Composting

Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2018 by

Composting is a popular green technique that gardeners use to enrich the soil of their flowers and vegetable gardens. Because it contains banana peels, eggshells, and other types of garbage, it is often done outdoors in one’s yard. This can be a problem for people who live in apartments; however, a person doesn’t need to […]

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How to get started with composting

Posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by

Learn the basics to composting — it’s easier than you think! Composting helps shrink our landfills, and the results are great for your garden and the planet. The trick is to know your “greens” from your “browns” and how to layer them properly to help the pile decompose

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Food Composting

Posted on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 by

Nearly half of the solid waste produced globally is organic or biodegradable. Much of it ends up in landfills; there, it decomposes in the absence of oxygen and produces the greenhouse gas methane, which is up to 34 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a century. While many landfills have some form of methane […]

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Compost Use in Agriculture

Posted on Friday, June 9th, 2017 by

Use of composted manures and plant materials in farming has a history almost as long as farming itself. California farmers enjoy access to high-quality compost and mulch products from a variety of feedstocks virtually everywhere in the state. California compost facilities permitted in accordance with state law and CalRecycle regulations, and inspected by our network of local enforcement […]

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147 Things you can Compost and 9 Things you can’t

Posted on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by

1. VEGETABLES This is the most simple answer and most people will know you can compost vegetables but it is as good a place as any to start the list. Vegetables can be fresh (although you should be eating them!), cooked, frozen and completely moldy. All of them are okay to be thrown onto your […]

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Tips for Starting a Home Composting System

Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2017 by

What Is Composting? Composting is the process of taking natural organic material, such as eggshells, coffee grounds, grass trimmings, and banana peels, and placing it in a bin, then encouraging it to break down over time into a nutrient-rich fertilizer that can be used on your lawn and garden. Composting at Home State of Composting […]

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How To Start Your Own Compost

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by

Here in San Francisco, residents are given a free bin to collect compost materials. This is in an effort to eliminate all waste in landfills. Tara explains how you can make your own compost bin right in your backyard! Learn more about the Stuff to Blow Your Mind Science Awards Contest: https://www.stufftoblowyourmind.com/sc… Read More: How […]

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Home Composting Guide – Enriching Soil and Local Environmental Health

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 by

More people are composting today, both for the environment and their own benefit. However, even if the neighbors are doing it, starting out with composting can still seem daunting at first. How do we turn leftovers into nutrient rich soil? What method is the best for a particular situation? What should and should not be […]

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Assembly Bill No. 1045 CHAPTER 596 Organic Waste : Composting

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by

Assembly Bill No. 1045 CHAPTER 596 An act to add and repeal Sections 42649.87 and 43032 to the Public Resources Code, relating to solid waste. [ Approved by Governor   October 08, 2015. Filed with Secretary of State   October 08, 2015. ] LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST AB 1045, Irwin. Organic waste: composting. (1) The existing California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, which is administered by […]

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Lasagna Gardening; the lazy, yet conveniently successful(!), Gardening method

Posted on Saturday, January 16th, 2016 by

Patricia Lanza first introduced the concept of lasagna gardening in her 1998 book, Lasagna Gardening: a New System of Layering for Bountiful Gardens. A busy mother of seven children and an inn owner, she simply didn’t have time to care for her vegetable garden using traditional techniques. Over several years, she developed a gardening strategy […]

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