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This month, Green Umbrella’s Greater Cincinnati Food Policy Council announced that the long-awaited Urban Agriculture Zoning Ordinance has finally passed in the City of Cincinnati. With this legislation comes increased freedom for residents and communities to take their food security into their own hands. The Greater Cincinnati Food Policy Council is a formal initiative...

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The concept of a permaculture garden is to provide long-term solutions that maximize outputs and minimize inputs while cycling energy and resources through the system. This creates closed-loop efficiency within your system and prevents excess waste. In fact, one of permaculture’s most favored sayings is ‘there’s no such thing as waste, just things in the wrong...

Traditional burial, in a coffin, takes a huge toll on the environment. Every year Americans cut down 4 million acres of hardwood forest to bury our dead. Once our bodies are “preserved” and sealed into wooden or metal caskets, they are buried in vast fields of granite tombstones, along with nearly a million gallons of formaldehyde per year. These cemeteries or...

Whenever I cook or use up the eggs that are in my refrigerator, I always make sure to save the shells so that I can use them again for one of these many garden-specific applications. It doesn’t seem to take long to accumulate a huge baking sheet of eggshells that I can then bake to dry and clean. Consider these tips for using eggshells, and implement them in your...

1. At the nursery: Buy the best Look for plants that have healthy foliage and no roots creeping out of the nursery container’s bottom drain holes (which means they’re probably rootbound). 2. Small is smarter When you have a choice, buy little plants (in 4-inch nursery pots); they’re less expensive (usually under $5), easier to handle, and will catch up to...

“SINGAPORE — IT’S HARD not to miss the giant black flies that flit within the white net enclosures at Insectta, Singapore‘s first licensed insect farm. The swarm of flies looks like something from the start of the apocalypse, but these flying insects are not here to mark humanity’s downfall – in fact, they may be here to save it. Singapore...

HELP SUPPORT THIS PROJECT “Since moving to Nicaragua, a day doesn’t go by when we bite into produce grown here and taste the bitter flavor of chemicals. The use of these chemicals goes back generations. This, along with a changing climate and five years of drought has had a devastating impact on the environment, depleted soil quality, and caused malnutrition....

Posted on Oct 15 2016 - 8:38pm by UOG
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Let Us Compost is a curbside composting service for homes, businesses and events. They started in 2012 with one truck and this year they began picking up by bike. They currently pick up from over 170 homes and businesses. Customers are given a bucket, kitchen pail and biodegradable bags when they sign up and simply place their food waste into the kitchen pail...

Plants require important nutrients for proper growth.  By making sure your soil is a welcoming place for earthworms you can help create excellent soil structure with adequate aeration and drainage.  “Earthworms help create humus—a dark brown-black type of soil which holds important nutrients in place for plant growth and use. ” Earthworm Farm (composting...

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Urban Organic Gardener Interviewing Rob from “Bits Out The Back”: How would you quickly describe yourself to others? I’m a stay at home dad that’s very interested in growing as much nutritionally dense food as I can to help improve our health and reduce our dependence on the industrialized food system. We live in SE Queensland Australia in a subtropical...

Posted on Oct 10 2014 - 6:02am by UOG
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From AvantGardens “Compost is a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic matter and is used for fertilizing and conditioning land. Home composting reduces the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides and encourages a higher yield in crops. Consisting of nutrient-rich brown and green material, compost creation is low-maintenance and can be done on both small and large scales.” Creating...

How can that title not grab your attention? Grotesque? Foul? Maybe, but it’s also possible to compost your dog’s poop. I came across the post on Rainbow Worms’ blog. Here is an excerpt: I thought I would share some Photos of my Doggie Poo Compost. I have two dogs which have no concept of moderation. LOL. I use recycled wine barrels each barrel is in a different stage of composting. I don’t use this compost on my vegetable Garden, but rather in my flower beds , and Lawn. I mix shredded Paper with the doggie Poo....

You know what you can compost… …But you don’t know where to store it before you compost it. It’s too much of a hassle to bring it to your compost bin each time. I hear you on that. This is why it’s important to have a kitchen compost pail readily accessible. 6 Features Your Kitchen Compost Pail Should Have A lid that fits tightly. Enough space to fit your food scraps. Style – which is debatable. Easily washable. Easily transportable. Preferably with a handle. Fits on your kitchen counter...

Can I add meat to my compost pile? Is stale bread OK to compost? Or, more importantly, what can you compost? The answer to that is in your home… …and to help you get started with indoor composting, I am going to share things that you have in your home that you can compost. What You Can Compost at Home This is by no means an exhaustive list of every single...

Winter is the time of year when many raising red worms will find it difficult. They find their worms are dying off. This can easily be avoided if you take precautions when raising your red worms. Seasonal changes affect the way one raises their red worms. When winter arrives we concentrate on keeping our red worms warm. It is much easier when raising red worms to keep a worm bin warm than trying to keep it cool enough during the warmer months. Raising red worms and transitioning from winter to spring can be relatively simple if you approach...

One of my most favoritest sites, Earth911, had a post titled Charlotte Airport to Start Worm Composting. They post said: The airport plans to open a new $1.1 million recycling center in February with a worm-based composting system that can handle up to two tons of waste per day, the Charlotte Observer reported. This is such a dope idea. The airport will be using...

When you are growing in containers, you need to make sure that you amend your soil because the nutrients are being washed through the container or absorbed by the plant. One way that you can amend the soil is by adding compost to it. To use the compost, you’ll want to add some to the container especially around the base of the plant. Then you’ll need to...