Free Range Worm Farm

In my last post I mentioned that I was going to put in a free range worm farm,.What is a free range worm farm you may ask. It is a worm farm that instead of having the worms in a container, you let them roam though your garden. One simple way to do this is to take a bucket and drill a bunch of holes in the bottom and sides from about half way down. You then dig a hole and put the bucket in, then put a bunch of greens (any kind of veggie clippings minus onions) in the bucket and put the worms around the outside of the bucket. Cover the compost so that light will not get in (worms hate the light) and put the lid back on. Keep the compost in the bucket and in time the worms will come in to the bucket and eat then take the nutrients out to the garden. I will be doing this soon and will show pictures and make a better explication of how I did it.

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Started my new garden

This weekend I started on my garden here is a picture:

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Philadelphias Pedal Co-Op | MNN – Mother Nature Network

The Pedal Co-Op is a Philadelphia, Pa.recycling/compost hauling service that uses bicycles as vehicles. I’m familiar with the streets of Philadelphia, and I’ve got to hand it to these guys. Those streets were not designed for bicycles.
The Pedal Co-Op goes to businesses and hauls away recycling or compost material and takes it to Blue Mountain Recyling Center or a local gardening center. They boast an impressive client list including Yards Brewing and Trader Joe’s. In addition to hauling away recycling and compost, they will also do intercity moving of residents and small businesses, package delivery and merchandise delivery.
You can get a good idea of what they do in this video.
I like to share stories like this with you because people who create environmentally friendly, innovative businesses like this need recognition. I also like to share stories like this with my boys at night at the dinner table. I love to be able to say to them, “Guess what I wrote about today,” and then be able to tell them about young adults who chose something different to do with their lives. It’s a good way to be able to illustrate to them that the possibilities for their lives are endless.

 

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