Adventures in Apartment Composting | Wasteless Year

Adventures in Apartment Composting Rotting stuff is easy. I live in a itty bitty urban apartment with a teeny tiny patio. Since I’ve lived here, I’ve tried to use the patio for many things like a nice hangout spot (too hot) or a tiny vegetable garden (I failed). So far the only things the patio has

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Leaves, nuts, sticks ideal for composting

By Melissa A. Shuck   Organic matter is the soil fix-all. If your soils are too dense, add organic matter. If your soils are too sandy, add organic matter. If your soil dries out too fast, add organic matter. If your soils are too basic, add organic matter. If your earthworm population is low, add

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Composting in Braddock brings life amid decay

by Adam Reinherz Smoke rises from a wasteland as the sound of pitchforks hits the earth. Piles of decay are turned, stoked and fed. The crisp winter air chills those gathered as a long stemmed thermometer inserted into the muck reads 140 degrees. “That’s a good sign,” noted Eddie Shaw. Thrice weekly, Shaw and other

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‘Foodie’ at Malcha Marg Market converts organic waste into compost

Huge amount of food get wasted in restaurants and hotels everyday in the national capital. This is a serious concern for a country like India, where  many poor starve to death. To check this wastage, the New Delhi Municipal Council has taken a new technological initiative to convert  organic waste  into compost for agricultural and

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