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Peak Phosphorus: German recycler to mine phosphorus from sewage

Peak Phosphorus: German recycler to mine phosphorus from sewage

By Hilmar Schmundt, Posted April 26th, 2010

With the advent of ‘urban mining’, a new source of phosphorus, essential to farming and gardening, is now being tapped.

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How to build a raised garden bed on sloping, uneven ground

How to build a raised garden bed on sloping, uneven ground

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted April 9th, 2010

Building a raised garden bed over sloping ground is simple if you build it ‘in place’. Here’s the easiest way to build a level bed over uneven ground.

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How to fix a soggy compost pile

How to fix a soggy compost pile

By Eartheasy, Posted March 22nd, 2010

Just when you’re looking forward to using your over-wintered compost for spring planting, it can be a soggy dense mess, and difficult to spread evenly in garden beds. A few simple measures can help restore your compost in time for spring garden use.

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Wheelchair Gardening Tips

Wheelchair Gardening Tips

By Eartheasy, Posted February 25th, 2010

The simple pleasures which gardening offers can have added value for those with limited access to nature…

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‘One-Straw Revolution’ republished by Amazon

‘One-Straw Revolution’ republished by Amazon

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy, Posted January 6th, 2010

Published in English in 1978, “The One Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming”, by Masanobu Fukuoka, is available once again.

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Taking urban farming to the next level

Taking urban farming to the next level

By Twilight Greenaway, Culinate, Posted October 19th, 2009

Urban farmer Novella Carpenter experiments with raising farm animals such as pigs, turkeys, geese and rabbits within the Oakland city limits.

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Companion Planting Vegetables for Increased Crop Yield

Companion Planting Vegetables for Increased Crop Yield

By Jason Anderson, Posted July 20th, 2009

A quick guide to companion planting your vegetables

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Organic Mulches and Compost – good for your plants and even better for the soil

Organic Mulches and Compost – good for your plants and even better for the soil

By Jonathan Yaakobi, Posted June 1st, 2009

The former head gardener of the Jerusalem Botanical Garden explains the benefits of using organic mulches and compost.

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Organic Seeds Basics

Organic Seeds Basics

By Marcie Snyder, Posted May 18th, 2009

How do you know that the seeds you are buying are organically grown and where is the best place to buy organic seeds?

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Growing potatoes is easy …and so rewarding

Growing potatoes is easy …and so rewarding

By Shirley Eppler, Posted April 8th, 2009

Potatoes are low in fat, packed with vitamins and minerals and make you feel full so you are less tempted to nibble on sugary desserts.

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Vermiculite and Asbestos: how to minimize the risks

Vermiculite and Asbestos: how to minimize the risks

By James O'Shea, Posted April 3rd, 2009

Vermiculite which is accompanied by a great deal of dust likely has residual asbestos in its contents and should be used with caution

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Glacial rock dust boosts vegetable growth, and helps to mitigate global warming

Glacial rock dust boosts vegetable growth, and helps to mitigate global warming

By Paul Kelbie, The Independent, Posted March 2nd, 2009

Belief is growing that an answer to some of the earth’s problems are not only at hand, but under our feet…

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Using composts to improve turf ecology

Using composts to improve turf ecology

By F. Dan Dinelli, CGCS, Posted January 28th, 2009

As the Superintendent at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, IL, I became interested in applying compost as a soil amendment after reading about research suggesting it’s many agricultural benefits…

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Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

Pesticides choke pathway for nature to produce nitrogen for crops

By University of Oregon, Posted January 28th, 2009

Many farmers applying pesticides to boost crop yields may instead be contributing to growth problems, scientists report in a new study.

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No-till Gardening

No-till Gardening

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

…less work can yield better results

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New Year’s Seed Starting Mix

New Year’s Seed Starting Mix

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 27th, 2009

Preparing your starter soil early allows time for extra nutrients to be incorporated into the mix.

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