Tag: Composting

Pros and Cons of Deep-Litter Bedding

Pros and Cons of Deep-Litter Bedding

How do you keep animals healthy when they must be housed? Deep-litter bedding offers a solution.

2019 Reading Challenge: Sustainable Agriculture

2019 Reading Challenge: Sustainable Agriculture

Twelve books to stretch your paradigm and inspire you for a new year of country living.

What is Vermicompost?

What is Vermicompost?

How worms can work with microbes to improve your garden soil—fast.

C:N Ratios of Common Organic Materials

C:N Ratios of Common Organic Materials

How a little math can help you build your best compost pile ever.

What is Permaculture?

What is Permaculture?

Just the basics on this comprehensive approach to sustainable living.

Pros and Cons of No-Dig Gardening

Pros and Cons of No-Dig Gardening

Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.

Pros and Cons of Cold Composting

Pros and Cons of Cold Composting

Now that you are familiar with the pros and cons of hot composting, are you eager to get started? Or are you overwhelmed just thinking about all that preparation and […]

Pros and Cons of Hot Composting

Pros and Cons of Hot Composting

Most gardening books focus primarily (sometimes exclusively) on hot composting methods. They describe elaborate procedures for turning out the perfect batch of compost, including balancing nitrogen content and monitoring temperatures. […]

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide

Do you find the thought of making compost daunting?  No wonder—most books will tell you that you have to mix the ingredients precisely and monitor the project carefully every step […]

Free LSU Building Plans

Free LSU Building Plans

Louisiana State University has put together an excellent website packed with countless building plans available for free PDF download.  If you are the do-it-yourself type, this is a site that […]