Category Archives: Environment

LEAF COLLECTING

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Ah yes, that peaceful time of the year when your outdoor gardening is winding down and food producers can enjoy the bounty of their harvest.  If your fancy is floral, you may be feeling a little sad. Should’a popped in … Continue reading

EATING THANKSGIVING DINNER? THANK A WORM….AND A BEE.

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Have you heard of the thin brown line?  It refers to the fragile layer of top soil that feeds our entire planet.  People don’t realize just how tenuous the balance between productive and sterile land can be.  There are vast … Continue reading

FINDING THE BALANCE

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What’s happening to organic waste in your household?  Is it going to a landfill or are you employing environmentally safe waste management in house?  These are questions for every home owner and renter, urban or rural, every person really.  We … Continue reading

NPK ANSWERS FOR YOU

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Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium are the macro nutrients that are essential to plant growth.  They are represented by their periodic signs N P K.  These letters appear on any type of fertilizer you may come across whether organic or not … Continue reading

STAY CALM AND GROW ON

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It has been a hell of a week!  Unless you’ve understandably decided to go right ahead and hide under a rock, you are most likely a bit more stressed than usual.  It’s not often we run into the threat of … Continue reading

GROWING HEALTHY SOIL

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Healthy productive soil doesn’t just magically pop out of thin air it’s a valuable resource that’s sadly unappreciated by most in our modern world.  http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.com/2011/11/08/stop-treating-our-soil-like-dirt/  In order to maintain and grow new soil you have to treat it well.  Of … Continue reading

RETHINK YOUR LAWN

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Grass lawns are on their way out of favour, they hurt biodiversity; require more water, weeding and fertilizer than alternatives. Lawns of grass are needless and quite frankly a little selfish in this day and age.  The concepts of lawns … Continue reading

WHERE ARE ALL THE WORMS?

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We use cattle manure to grow our worms and produce worm castings, thousands and thousands of Liters per day.  It’s hard to imagine what this looks like in the real world.  The first photo in this post shows our starting … Continue reading

WHY WE VERMICOMPOST

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Vermicomposting, composting with red worms, can be as complex or simple as you choose to make it, the point being that it’s a personal decision.  Whether you’re already an avid composter or just a part timer, red composting worms (Eisenia … Continue reading

CANADA 150…. YIKES!

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It’s a big day here on the Prairies, Canada 150!  That’s right folks, as a country we’ve been “on the map” for 150 years.  We know we’re babies in the whole world country thing but we’re celebrating none the less.  … Continue reading