Monthly Archives: February 2012

Back to the Start

I tried to reblog the post from Soulsby Farm, where I originally saw this, but the video didn’t show up. So here you have it. Great ideas, great music, and it’s an ad! According to YouTube: The film, by film-maker … Continue reading

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I’m not one to post back-to-back entries, I’m usually good for one a week but if you didn’t see the new ad for Chiptotle, take a couple of minutes and watch it. This is…

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Composting: It’s for the Birds.

I’ll end the series of compost posts with the story of an Australian bird that composts: “In Australia, there is a bird called the Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami) that builds compost piles to incubate the eggs so that they won’t have … Continue reading

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Amazing things happen to those who compost

Amazing things can happen to those who compost! Check out this story my colleague forwarded to me– a woman found her long lost wedding ring growing on a carrot!! “The couple believe the ring fell into a sink back in … Continue reading

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Composting: How it Works (Part II)

All information in this post has been copied directly from Cornell Composting, a great resource for students, teachers, and anyone else even mildly interested in the Science behind composting. I’ve added in tidbits to aid student understanding. Compost is created … Continue reading

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Composting: How it Works (Part I)

How does composting work, anyway? I will let the experts tell you: “All composting requires three basic ingredients: Browns—Includes materials such as dead leaves, branches , twigs Greens—Includes materials such as grass clippings, vegetable waste, fruit scraps, and coffee grounds … Continue reading

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The Compost Drive Begins

The last time I tried composting I failed miserably. I was living in Santa Cruz, California and the city offered reduced priced worm bins to residents. Within weeks of setting up the bin all of my cute little wrigglers were … Continue reading

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