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April 2008

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Building a Compost Bin – Part I


My large outdoor worm bin as it appeared the day I built it


I’ve been meaning to write about the topic of ‘building a compost bin’, and a post on someone else’s blog (which I’ll chat about in a minute) … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 30th, 2008 with no comments.
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Building a Compost Turner

On the weekend I posted a video featuring a cool home made compost tumbler. As it turns out, there is another excellent YouTube video featuring a do it yourself tumbler – but this one gets into much more detail, … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 29th, 2008 with 5 comments.
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Continuous vs Batch Composting

An e-mail question from one of my readers yesterday reminded me that it might not be a bad idea to write a quick post about the difference between ‘batch’ and ‘continuous’ composting.


A continuous composting system is one that receives … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 29th, 2008 with no comments.
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Spring Compost Bin Tune-Up

Now that yard and garden season is here again, I’m sure many people are interested in getting their backyard compost bins and heaps up and running once more. If you piled up lots of organic matter in the fall you … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 28th, 2008 with no comments.
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Nifty Homemade Compost Tumbler

I just came across this interesting YouTube video featuring a relatively simple homemade compost tumbler design. I suspect this system would get a little wonky if it contained a lot of material, but all in all it’s still pretty cool. … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 26th, 2008 with no comments.
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My Naked Compost Bin

Last weekend I finally got myself out to the backyard to dismantle my winter composting insulation wall. It was funny to see the composter reduced back to its original dimensions – it looked so small and naked. I’m definitely glad … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 25th, 2008 with no comments.
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New Alchemy Institute

I first heard about the New Alchemy Institute while learning more about one my all-time my ‘eco-heros’, Dr. John Todd (Ocean Arks International). Dr Todd and his wife Nancy (along with William McLarney) founded the institute in 1969 … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 14th, 2008 with no comments.
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Aerogarden – Hydroponics For Dummies

Something I haven’t shared here is the fact that I purchased an Aerogarden back in February and have been quietly growing a jungle of herbs in my basement ever since. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Aerogarden … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 10th, 2008 with 25 comments.
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Composting Is My Destiny

True story…and it relates to the importance of composting (among other things) in my life.

My wedding ring has always been a little too big for my finger. I guess it didn’t seem that way when we first purchased our … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 9th, 2008 with 9 comments.
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Spring Has Sprung!

Well, after what seemed like a very long winter, spring finally arrived in fine style last week with lots of sunshine and temperatures much closer to (and even higher than) seasonal norms. Virtually all the snow is gone, and the … >> READ MORE <<

Written by Compost Guy on April 8th, 2008 with no comments.
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