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Putting fall “garbage” to use

Autumn’s garbage provides a wealth of opportunities for next year’s garden. Not just leaves, but pumpkins and potted plants, too. (But leave the straw bale.)

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Making large paper pots

Now that we know newspaper is as safe as anything else to use in the garden, here is a quick tutorial on how to make paper pots. I generally use a soil block maker to start seeds and then another block maker … Continue reading

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Three types of people, three types of compost

THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE – THREE TYPES OF COMPOST NOTE: Each year Arlington holds an EcoFest where people gather to learn about various environmentally related issues. This year I was asked to discuss compost with people. Below is a version … Continue reading

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Fast ‘urban compost’ – saving energy outside the home

This summer I kept more than 1,000 lbs. of “garbage” from getting hauled dozens of miles away in a 3 mpg vehicle to an incinerator. I also saved money and got great compost. Spurred by a question from JP Greenhouse, … Continue reading

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