Just the basics on this comprehensive approach to sustainable living.
Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.
Now that you are familiar with the pros and cons of hot composting, are you eager to get started? Or do you feel overwhelmed just thinking about all that preparation and turning? If you fall into the latter category, don’t give up on composting altogether just yet. First consider cold composting. Introduction to Cold Composting… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Cold 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. There is another way to compost—cold composting. The most obvious difference between the two methods is the temperature of the pile. Each method has its… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Hot Composting
Composting doesn’t have to be that difficult! There are many different ways to approach composting, and some of them are quite simple.
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 you should definitely bookmark!
Humus takes the things that plants need to live and places them within easy reach of the roots. Adding it to your soil is a long-term project.
The carbon cycle is necessary to support plant life, which in turn is necessary to support animal and human life.
If your children love the outdoors and also love to write, they may enjoy A Kid’s EcoJournal series by Toni Albert. There are four of these books (spring, summer, fall, and winter), but they all follow a similar format. After some tips on exploring and writing about nature comes space for entries. Each entry has… Continue reading A Kid’s EcoJournal Series
Looking for a gift idea for a young gardener? Here’s a book that may spark an interest. Practical but inviting, The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide by Rebecca Park Totilo makes the gardening process fun and simple. Besides discussing the basics of planning, planting, and caring for plants, this book offers projects galore: Make seed tape.… Continue reading The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide