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  1. DIY Compost Bin - 5 You Can Make - Bob Vila

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    Composting is a win-win enterprise. Set up one of these easy, do-it-yourself compost bins, and in time you'll have nutrient-rich, home-grown compost .

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    FromBobVila.com

    Kitchen composting ’s a great idea: it helps your garden thrive and keeps valuable organic waste out of landfills. But once you’ve made the ...

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    FromBobVila.com

    The best gardeners know that compost is better than fertilizer, when it comes to providing a nutrient-rich growing en...

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  1. How to Make a Compost Heap at Home

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    Master Gardener Kristine Hanson shows you how to make a compost heap at home.

  2. How to Broadcast Organic Garden Compost

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    Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows how to broadcast organic garden compost material to a Vegetable Garden.

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    Master gardener William Moss discusses the importance of garden sustainability.

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Blog Posts

  1. Composting : The Slightly Less Hillbilly Version

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    FromDIY Diva

    Even though the kitchen at the Liberty House is mostly functioning, it has still taken me a few months to get my waste management routine down. And yes, “waste management...

  2. How To Build a Compost Bin For Rotting Pumpkins

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    Dispose of your rotting pumpkin corpse in your own compost bin

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    Last week I shared my big list of shit to get done before it starts snowing, and while it may seem like I’ve just been...

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    I’m on “vacation” from my day-job this week, which, naturally, means I have a list of projects to tackle on the farm that even my...

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    FromDIY Diva

    I keep telling myself I haven’t turned into a crazy chicken-lady (I haven’t… right?) but lately the Nugs have been top-of-mind, what with the building...

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    As far as I can tell, the list of things it takes in order to leave the farm includes (but is not limited to): 1...

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