City Backyard Composting

City Backyard Composting

Michael Levenston, City Farmer Society

For over 40 years, City Famer Society has been educating people on the art of composting. So, are there any secrets? In my opinion, the key ingredient to turning organic waste into rich compost is "dry, fall leaves." All you have to do is remember to gather leaves once a year, typically towards the end of November,...
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For over 40 years, City Famer Society has been educating people on the art of composting. So, are there any secrets? In my opinion, the...

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For over 40 years, City Famer Society has been educating people on the art of composting. So, are there any secrets? In my opinion, the key ingredient to turning organic waste into rich compost is "dry, fall leaves." All you...

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Gardening in light fluffy “soil” makes a common appearance when scrolling through videos online. But did you know the fluffy soil you see is not...

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Gardening in light fluffy “soil” makes a common appearance when scrolling through videos online. But did you know the fluffy soil you see is not really soil? We actually consider that to be a soilless medium because of its absence...

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Non-profit’s research could bring fresh produce to underserved Canadians. Jennica Taylor didn’t want to go outside. She knew her breath would fog as temperatures approached...

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Non-profit’s research could bring fresh produce to underserved Canadians. Jennica Taylor didn’t want to go outside. She knew her breath would fog as temperatures approached minus-40°C. She knew the sun would dissolve into the darkness before supper. And with Christmas...

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Gardening is enjoyable at all ages and is especially enjoyable with children! Playing and learning outdoors can engage children of all ages in physical activity,...

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Gardening is enjoyable at all ages and is especially enjoyable with children! Playing and learning outdoors can engage children of all ages in physical activity, care for living things, and a sense of how the natural world works.   Start small...

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There are various methods to harvest marine phytoplankton. At MARPHYL Marine Phytoplankton, we implement a natural, wild, and sustainable approach.  First, ocean water is pumped...

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There are various methods to harvest marine phytoplankton. At MARPHYL Marine Phytoplankton, we implement a natural, wild, and sustainable approach.  First, ocean water is pumped from the deeps of the Georgia Strait into tanks located on shore next to the...

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While there is reason to be alarmed about the health and survival of many species of insects and pollinators there is also reason to be...

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While there is reason to be alarmed about the health and survival of many species of insects and pollinators there is also reason to be optimistic. While monoculture and chemical dependent farms continue their destructive practices gardeners are playing an...

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For many people, a lawn is the first thing that comes to mind when they picture the perfect garden. Idyllic expanses of lush green turf...

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For many people, a lawn is the first thing that comes to mind when they picture the perfect garden. Idyllic expanses of lush green turf seem to have always been shown as the ultimate status symbol to show off to...

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If you're a gardener, you know that there are a lot of different ways to improve your garden. You can add fertilizer, compost, and soil...

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If you're a gardener, you know that there are a lot of different ways to improve your garden. You can add fertilizer, compost, and soil amendments to make your plants thrive. But have you ever tried using worm castings? Worm...

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Critics who visit our farm to learn about our style of no-till often point out that our deep mulch system isn’t viable for most regions...

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Critics who visit our farm to learn about our style of no-till often point out that our deep mulch system isn’t viable for most regions of the world. They’re correct. Very few farms have the necessary resources in their area...

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Hey folks! With the 2022 gardening season just around the corner, I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling still a bit in the midst...

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Hey folks! With the 2022 gardening season just around the corner, I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling still a bit in the midst of turbulent and uncertain times. I'm sure I'm not the only one that is looking...

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Over the past few years, edible gardening has seen a surge in popularity. Spurred by the garden to table movement, the slow living movement and...

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Over the past few years, edible gardening has seen a surge in popularity. Spurred by the garden to table movement, the slow living movement and surely aided by our new found appreciation for all things local, vegetable gardens are thriving...

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Shelters International Disaster Response has been working in Haiti since 2007, in the wake of Hurricane Ike and Hannah. From cleaning wells to rebuilding post-quake,...

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Shelters International Disaster Response has been working in Haiti since 2007, in the wake of Hurricane Ike and Hannah. From cleaning wells to rebuilding post-quake, we’ve been there and seen how following through with development people can thrive rather than...

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