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Bokashi Composting - Faster, Cleaner, and Takes Less Space

by: EJ on 02/26/2017

Bokashi is Japanese for “fermented organic matter” and in this method of composting, food scraps are digested anaeorbically in a sealed container. Bokashi composting is a safe, quick, and convenient way to compost in your kitchen, garage, or apartment, using a specific group of microorganisms to

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Making Soil Using Hugelkultur Beds

by: EJ on 02/24/2017

Not every property is blessed with an abundance of sweet, loamy soil.  Sometimes it is necessary to create soil.  It may be that where you live has little soil, or is extremely rocky or has other environmental constraints.  Jenni Blackmore, author of Permaculture for the Rest of Us: Abundant Living on Less than an Acre offers several soil building …

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6 Steps to Making Hot Compost

by: EJ on 02/23/2017

Ross Mars, author of The Permaculture Transition Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Resilient Living, is a scientist with a PhD in Environmental Science and a highly regarded permaculture teacher and designer.  In today's blog, he shares his secrets for making successful hot compost piles.

Hot Compost
This is by far the best method, but it does have …

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Improve Your Soil 101

by: EJ on 02/23/2017

Welcome to spring!  If you are like me, your fingers are itching to get into the dirt. Creating fertile and healthy soil is fundamental to growing healthy plants. 

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Bring the Bees On!

by: Sara on 02/22/2017

Here on the west coast we have been enduring a colder winter than recent memory serves. Some say climate change, others say it reminds them of "normal" winters from the not so distant past. Either way you slice it, it has been cold, icy and snowy!

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