The OARDC/OSU Compost Research Center was constructed in 1997 with State of Ohio Capital Improvement Funds. This 5,000 square foot building houses facilities for pilot-scale composting of a wide range of feedstocks.
Composting in the Classroom: Scientific Inquiry for High School Students, by Nancy Trautmann and Marianne Krasny, is a comprehensive guide for teachers interested in guiding composting research projects by high school students.
THE Portland, Oregon metropolitan area generates an estimated 280,000 tons per year of organic residuals — comprised of plants, food and food-soiled paper. To reclaim this material, the Portland Office of Sustainable Development launched the “Portland Composts” program. Since its inception in 2005, Portland Composts has recruited over 250 participants and this year will capture a projected 12,000 tons of organics. Thus far, this industrial organic waste composting endeavor has not been financially self-supporting. However, validated by a broad community recycling ethic and substantiated by local governmental commitment, a sustainable system for composting organics is in place.
When horticulturists at the University of California Cooperative Extension set out to design the perfect compost bin, they wanted one that was simple to build, easy to use, and efficient at making compost.
The USCC (Council) is a non profit (501.c.6) national organization with approximately 700 members. The Council also directs the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) a 501.c.3 charitable foundation, which administers public and private research and education grant activities. The USCC is the only national organics recycling organization committed to the advancement of the composting industry.
Bokashi is a kind of compost but it only takes two weeks to make. "Conventional composting relies on oxygen-fed organisms to break down organic material. Bokashi uses different kinds of microbes that thrive without oxygen. They decompose organic matter through an anaerobic process. It’s basic fermentation, the same process that gives us wine and pickles."
Detail reviews on the best compost tumbler, compost bins and composter. Make your own organic compost at home with this compost tumbler. Within a few weeks you will have your own organic compost ready for your plants.
Our mission is to promote wise and sustainable management of natural resources through responsible stewardship, working in partnership with individuals, neighborhoods, schools, community organizations and government.
We have a an unusal garden. Total turf reduction and the use of mulch to maintain a luch landscape in a gardening zone which receives less than 11" of rainfall per year. We have both rain water and grey water capture system. It works very well. We won the contest!
STUDENT SKILL: The student will engage in investigations that
lead to the discovery that each plant or animal has different
structures that serve different functions in growth and survival
(i.e., the way it moves, type of food it needs, and where it lives).
OBJECTIVE: The student will build a habitat for worms and
Regeneration means to repair…to renew something that is damaged, by using your inner strength, your willpower, and the natural resources all around you.
Regen Kids are part of the Re-generation — a huge community of children around the world.
Regen Kids are the ones who will revive the earth, reconnect with the world, and renew themselves. This site has games for kids and great activity ideas for kids.
Contaminants in compost can actually slow down or inhibit the process of composting. Also, if you’re using compost to fertilize a vegetable garden, you probably don't want substances like heavy metals to contaminate your vegetables.
Welcome to Ecology's solid waste and recycling web page for kids. This interactive Web site is designed to teach you about the importance of waste reduction, recycling, and solid waste management (or how we take care of our garbage).
It has been rightly said that today’s children are tomorrow’s future. Thus, it is vital that we include the children in our efforts to protect and restore the environment. Educating kids about composting is surely a great way to start with. Gardening and kids are a natural mix.
Composting teaches very valuable lessons to children. They learn to recycle and reuse materials in an earth-friendly activity. It also involves dirt, digging, and water--favorite children's activities.
It is vital to our future to include the children in our efforts to protect and restore the environment. The best way to teach children and encourage them to make environmental awareness a way of life for them, is to make it fun. Check back here often for fun ideas and links just for our children.
Making compost with kids not only teaches them how soil is formed it gives them an opportunity to learn the importance of creating a natural soil amendment that does not rely on commercial products. Providing them with the means to watch the process up close in a small container encourages them to become active participants in the process.
Ever noticed how the forest floor isn't piled as high as the trees with dead leaves? That's because every year the leaves rot and bugs and worms and bacteria help turn the old stuff into nutrients to grow new stuff. You can do this too: in the safety and comfort of your own kitchen. How? Compost!
We are pleased to present the first in a series of courses that will help improve your knowledge and skills needed to understand what healthy soil is all about.
Life in the Soil
A three day workshop with Dr. Elaine Ingham
October 7 to October 9, 2011
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Vermi the Worm is squirming to show you more about where he lives and how he eats food scraps to make fertilizer! You can go on the full adventure with Vermi or you can visit certain areas within the ...
Susan Vinskofski, from PA, is an avid gardener. Susan is passionate about building soil because she believes that nutrient dense food begins in the soil. Susan blogs about gardening, foraging, real food and natural living.
Your information source on setting up and running a profitable wood & greenwaste recycling operation. In addition, we buy, sell and consign all makes and models of used tub grinders and horizontal grinders, screening equipment and composting equipment.
Green Action Centre promotes composting by providing information, resources and support. Green Action Centre supports residents interested in starting and maintaining a home composting program through our free public workshops, informative website, printed materials and our compost info line.
Gardeners and farmers alike knows that keeping composting worms to take advantage of their composting capabilities and worm composting benefits on their plants and crops is one of the best investment they'll ever make for their planting endeavors.
Natural versus Artificial, the pros and cons. 'Biological against the 'Chemical' before this article is through, we'll compare all that is in contrast between Chemical Fertilizers and Red Wiggler worms.
The Composting Association of Vermont (CAV) supports and promotes organics* recycling that protects and benefits the environment. We advocate for the production and use of compost as a vital link between soil health and sustainable agriculture and communities. When organic materials are recycled into products of value everyone benefits.
Edible Planet’s DIY website is designed for all those Souls who seek to walk the path of simplicity and creative expression. It contains a huge amount of FREE Instructional Information to help individuals, families and communities lead a more simple, sustainable lifestyle