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5 Tips For Kitchen Composting

For less mess and more time
Friday, December 16, 2016, 2:46 PM

Some good tips to follow and learn from to improve your kitchen scrap composting system.  They will hopefully bring better success and enjoyment out of managing your kitchen food waste.

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/5-tips-for-kitchen-composting/

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Compost Bin: Phil Williams

How to Start and Maintain a Worm Compost Bin

Vermicompost made easy
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10:55 AM

I've been planning to start a worm compost bin for the past seven years, but it was always one of those things that gets stuck on the to-do-list. With my compost tea setup and my starts suffering from poor quality soil, I'm in desperate need of a source of high compost. So, I finally ordered some worms and learned how to take care of them. A typical worm farm will not produce massive quantities of compost but it will produce a very high quality compost, and a small amount of good compost can be multiplied in a compost tea brewer. » Read more

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How To Get Free Hot Water

From a compost wheelie bin
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 6:42 PM

Learn how to build a water heater by using a wheelie compost bin setup and the heat generated by the creation of compost.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/how-to-get-free-hot-water-from-compost-wheelie-bin/

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thehappyhousewife.com/frugal-living/diy-compost-bin/

DIY Compost Tumbler

Low-cost, easy-build composting system
Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 2:31 PM

Here is a low-cost method of building a compost tumbler bin to make turning over your compost a lot easier and accelerate the generation of high-quality compost for the garden. 

http://thehappyhousewife.com/frugal-living/diy-compost-bin/

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Building a Pallet Compost Bin

Learn how to build a sturdy and functional compost bin using
Monday, June 18, 2012, 4:49 PM

Learn how to build a great outdoor compost bin using recycled pallets.  Pallets can often be obtained for free by people who ask around, and they make a great starting material for small projects. Plus, by using pallets as building materials, you keep them out of the landfill and reduce the overall waste stream of your community. 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Compost-Bin/ » Read more

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Vermiculture: Getting Down and Dirty with Worms

DIY Worm Composter
Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 5:43 PM

Today we are going to be discussing worm composting and vermiculture. Using worms to eat your waste organic matter from the kitchen can be a very convenient method of making black gold. Not only do these red wigglers produce a richer soil amendment than traditional compost (higher in nitrogen, phosphorous, and potash), they make it faster than their microbial compost pile counterparts. Worm composting has a number of additional advantages over traditional composting, some of which include:

  • Can be done both indoors and outdoors (depending on temperatures)
  • Takes a fraction of the space as traditional compost piles and is portable
  • Easy to continue composting during the winter without braving the snow or rain
  • Kid-friendly (my 4 year old daughter adds the daily scraps)
  • The compost (worm castings) and compost tea is readily accessible
  • Easy to expand capacity
  • Can be shared with your community and friends