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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 IN VERMICAST

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We’ve been exploring NPK in organic and chemical fertilizers; a quick look at today’s diagram shows a simple view of the Nitrogen cycle that makes the whole deal work.  The question for you is whether or not to support chemical … 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

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

WHERE ARE YOU AT?

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So, where you at in the height of the harvest?  We’ve had a stellar growing season this year on the floodplain of the prairies and it’s far from over.  To quote one crotchety old farmer; “If it’s bloody green it’s … Continue reading

THE BEAUTY OF THE CYCLE

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There is beauty in the natural cycles of our planet, the simplest lifeforms can provide a view into more complex patterns that lead to greater understanding of our own existence, the ties that bind.  It doesn’t get much simpler than … Continue reading

THE JOY OF VOLUNTEERS

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Volunteers, don’t you just love them, and no we’re not talking about the human kind, we mean volunteers of the plant variety.  The ones that just seem to pop out of nowhere. Many annuals reseed of course but every now … Continue reading

PLEASE, PLEASE, DO SOMETHING ON EARTH DAY!

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Earth Day is upon us, every year we note this U.N. “approved” celebration of protecting our protector.    http://www.un.org/en/events/motherearthday/   (insert irony here) Here’s a bunch of links, this year, DO SOMETHING! http://forestnation.com/onebilliontreesregistration/ http://www.earthday.org/earthday2015page2 http://www.earthday.ca/kids http://earthday2015.ca/ http://earthday2015.ca/  (for the locals) or, just … Continue reading

HOW COLD IS TO COLD?

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Now that we’re enjoying some nice daytime weather, people may be tempted to place their indoor worm bin outside.  It’s especially tempting for those that have had Fruit Fly “blooms” over the past few months.  Unfortunately you can’t really trust … Continue reading