Category Archives: Vermicompost

Dumpster Diving: Food for you plate, food for your plants

Producing food for oneself takes a considerable amount of time, planning, and patience. Mother nature possesses the ability to take out even the most tediously planned out food forest in the swipe of a single storm. But if there is … Continue reading

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Guest Bloggers Wanted.

Here is the deal. I love this website. I worked really hard to get it where it is, and I would like to see it go to another level. The problem is, I just don’t have the time to write … Continue reading

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Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling

If you really want to understand the full nutrient cycles of nature….and if you want to design regenerative systems you need to understand it….check out this video. Tweet it

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Container gardens- building a garden barrel.

(Scott Haydens “Around The Home”) This video gives great step by step instructions on how to build a garden tower out of a food grade barrel. These garden barrels are a great re-use of what would otherwise be a land … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #22- Talking Worm Composting with Keith Odell of Castaway Compost

This weeks podcast is a conversation between your favorite host and vermicompost entrepreneur Keith Odell. Keith shares his expertise in worm care, feeding, bins, and even givesĀ a few tips on how to use the compost you make. He also discusses … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #17- Interview with Will Allen of Growing Power

Over the weekend I had the privilege of interviewing Will Allen of Growing Power. During this interview we discussed the current state of food production and the need for urban farming both as a catalyst for improved health and inner … Continue reading

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Adding Vermicompost to Aquaponics

(Biponica) (David Epstein) Anyone who gardens has probably come to find out that adding worm castings to their garden will have hugely benefits to their plant growth. In this display we find an experiment where the worms and their castings … Continue reading

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DIYFS #11: Interview with Linda Proffitt at Peaceful Grounds

We have a long one for you this week folks. A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Linda Proffitt of Global Peace Initiatives, where we discussed several of their most recent activities. This interview runs about an hour … Continue reading

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Here is a demonstration of a large vermicomposting set up.

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How to make an easy worm composting bin.

The Productive garden Want worm castings, but don’t want to pay the premium for them at the garden store? Well like usual there is a DIY solution. The guys over at The Productive Garden put together a nice little instructional … Continue reading

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Marjorie Wildcraft discussing vermicomposting with Peter Paul

This particular system looks a little labor intensive, but goes to show how simple a worm composting system can be. Tweet it

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