Composting for Beginners

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Growing up, I remember my mom always sending me out to the composting bin with a bucket full of (what I thought was) gross bits and pieces of food waste. I remember opening the lid of our composting bin and what felt like a billion wasps, bees, and fruit flies coming out of the bin.

My Backyard Compost

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My composting adventures all started about 9 years ago when our local Penn State Cooperative Extension office offered a free composting bin (the round one in the picture) when you attended their free composting seminar. I have a system going, but I am a laid back composter.

Getting People to Help Compost

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This past summer I decided to start composting. I had to convince the family I was living with to have a bucket of stinky food underneath their sink and a barrel of stinky food with flies in it in their back yard. Benefits of Composting. Start composting today!!!

Daily Frugal Tip: Create A Worm Composting Bin

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Check out how to create your own worm composting bin. This is a great way to reduce food waste, add great nutrients to your garden/yard soil, and save on fertilizer! Daily Frugal Tip: Create A Worm Composting Bin is a post from Couponing 101.

How to Compost Without Fancy Equipment

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Basically there are two reasons to compost. The first is to recycle leftover food, grass cuttings, and fallen leaves that might ordinarily end up in a landfill. The second is supplementary to the first–you use the compost as fertilizer.

Commercial Or Organic Food – What’s On Your Plate?

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Which is the greener choice – commercially-farmed food or organically-farmed food? Let’s look at some of the facts surrounding these two methods of producing our food and find out which is the greener choice and how each one compares with helping us save money.

Want a Month of Free Groceries? Stop Wasting Food | Kitchen Economics Link Up

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I didn't compost the salad, because it had feta cheese mixed in) We certainly eat leftovers, but by the end of last week, we were (1) lazy and (2) lazy. Eating leftovers is one of my tenets of saving money in the kitchen but I am even guilty of wasting food at times.

Whole Foods: Earth Day Activities (4/22)

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Whole Foods has some great Earth Day celebrations going on. The activities vary by location but you’ll find all kinds of great freebies like free compost, free electronic recycling, free coffee and free yoga.

What to Know About Growing a Balcony Container Garden

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Compost and mulch: Just as you can enrich the soil in a more traditional garden, it’s possible to do the same with your container garden. You can do composting on a smaller scale, and even use mulch, to prepare your soil.

Green Living: There's Always Room for Improvement

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We compost much of our food and garden scraps. As a family, we try to be good stewards of our environment: We crossed 10 paper products off our grocery list and replaced them with reusable alternatives. We opt out of lawn chemicals. We conserve water (and save money) during the summer.

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How to Save Cash and Your Health With a Garden

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Fifty years ago, this was the norm; almost every backyard had a veggie patch that supplemented the food bought at a store. Then life got busy, food was more readily available and was often flown in from further afield, making varieties available out of season.

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Our Green & Money Savvy Path

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Compost kitchen scraps. Buy as many organic and local foods as we can. Compost our leaves and grass. Use compostable garbage bags. My hubby and I are a dual income family living in a suburban home, but we are not your typical family.

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Summer Fun Guide 2019

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The initial kit includes the mesh garden and a voucher to order the caterpillars and food separately. Local fairs & festivals -Look for local fairs and festivals for low cost games, food and activities. Summer Food: Our diet changes over the summer.

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10 Ways To Make Your Home A Zero-Waste Facility

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Buy In Bulk By eliminating all packaging of food supplies, we could substantially cut the amount of packaging trash we throw away each day. Shredded paper can be put in compost piles. Buy (or even better, grow) what you need and stop wasting food.

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Celebrating Our Earth One Change At A Time

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From composting and saving rain water to using cloth napkins and reusable grocery bags, I have made many changes in my life over the last 20 years. When I was a college sophomore, I didn't even know how to cook scrambled eggs, let alone grow my own food. Happy Earth Day 2011!

7 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

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From food waste to packaging to disposable items, there are a lot of resources being used by humans. If you find yourself throwing out a lot of food, you can remedy the problem by shopping with a list. Preserve Some of Your Food. Compost kitchen waste to feed your garden.

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How to Cut a Coconut

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Run the coconut meat through the small shredder of my food processor. If you want a finer shred, try pulsing the shredded coconut using the blade of the food processor. I tossed the whole coconut in the compost. If you have compost, be sure to throw the husk into it.

How To Pack A Waste-Free Lunch

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For example, most leftover food scraps can even be composted ( other than meat, of course ) so they can be brought home if a school or workplace doesn’t do composting. Chances are that at least some of the time you bring your own bagged lunch to work or to school.

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Guerrilla Gardening And Seed Bombing

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Over the years, their “bombs” have taken many different forms, from the first condom-filled versions to mud and clay seed balls to hollowed-out eggs filled with wildflower seeds, compost, and water.

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Link Love Carnival #4

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Heartland Frugalista interviewed Annie LeFort about composting 101. We also compost and we love it. Hello and welcome to the 4th edition of the Link Love Carnival. The Link Love Carnival is an avenue I created where bloggers can work together to “ build a better world “.

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How to Incorporate Sustainable Living in Schools

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Recycling the school’s waste can include establishing composting systems and worm farms to use as fertilizers for the garden. Schools are teaching the next generation and this makes them an ideal environment to incorporate sustainable living strategies.

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What to Buy in June and What to Avoid this month Details

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Gardening: Plants, flowers, seeds, watering cans, plant food, soil, weed killers, mulch, compost buckets, water hoses. Food Deals for Dad: Any holiday in any given month means sales for retailers… and Father’s Day is no different! What to buy in June ?

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I've Been Featured Over at BlogHer.com

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I was very excited to receive an email that My Backyard Composting article was being featured at BlogHer.com on their Green Page. The topics include books, career, DIY, entertainment, family, feminism, food, green, health, love and sex, money, politics, and so much more. Have you been to BlogHer.com ? BlogHer a community of women who blog and collectively they reach over 25 million unique visitors every month.

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Pasta with Fall Squash and Leeks

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After roasting, when the squash is cool enough to handle, scoop out and toss the seeds into your trash or compost. Take the pulp and puree in a food processor until silky smooth. This dish can be cooked with butternut squash.or acorn squash. Pasta with Fall Squash and Leeks.

Entenmann’s Little Bites and Earth Day Giveaway

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Before you throw away, make sure to check out what biodegradable foods can be brought back home to be added to a compost pile. Make compost at home!

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Go Green This Halloween

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Compost it by cutting it up and putting it on the pile. We passed around pieces of food in the dark and told a story about how the pieces were parts of a body. Fall is once again upon us and with it the fun and festivities surrounding Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation : “More than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Total spending is expected to reach $8.4

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Ways To Reuse Old Items For Your Container Garden

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Container gardening can be a great way to grow your own food, improving your self-reliance and living more sustainably. As the shell breaks down, it acts as part of the compost , and it is also a natural slug repellent.

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