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Dear Compost Diva… Why Do I Need a Green Cycler?

Dear Compost Diva, I’ve got a perfectly good garbage disposal. Why do I need a Green Cycler? Signed, Lovin’ My Garbage Disposal ————————————————- Dear Lovin’ My Garbage Disposal, The garbage disposal is an interesting device. While it appears to be a miraculous grinder that causes food scraps

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How to Grow Perfect Tomatoes in Containers

Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Whichever you choose, here are tips to help you grow delicious tomatoes in containers using your own compost. You CAN produce healthier, homegrown tomatoes even if you don’t have a garden or a yard! What you need: Large Containers

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Dear Compost Diva…. Why is Compost the BOMM?

Dear Compost Diva, Why do you refer to compost as the “Bomb?” The website says the meaning of “You’re the Bomb” is: “really good, great, the best!” Are you simply talking about the greatness of compost? Or, does the term mean something else? Signed, Confused About

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Compost Made of Kitchen Scraps vs. Pre-Packaged Fertilizer: Does Your Garden Notice the Difference?

Does your garden know the difference between compost made of pre-packaged fertilizer and compost that consists of kitchen scraps? To best answer this question, let’s first review the scenario from the perspective of the garden. If you were a garden, would you want to garner nutrients from

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Dear Compost Diva… What is Leachate?

Dear Compost Diva, I’m a college student. Last week during my environmental studies class my professor spent an entire lecture discussing landfills. Not only did he talk about them, but he also showed us some pretty graphic pictures of them too (Eeek!). I found the whole hour-long

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Reduce Food Waste Using These Easy Steps

True or False?  Food waste that is not composted is not destructive when it’s thrown into a trash can or down a garbage disposal. The answer is False. It is a misconception that food waste is not harmful to the environment. Most people are under the impression

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