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How to Make Compost Tea Video Today, I’m going to show you how to make my secret magic compost tea that will help you win grand champion at the fair. We’ll start off by just getting a paint strainer from the hardware store, a 5-gallon one, and a 5-gallon bucket. We’ll just put that strainer right down on the bucket. And in that, you put a shovelful or two or three good handfuls of a high-quality compost. And you use the compost because it’s got all the beneficial bacteria and the fungi in there that will make your tea. Then, you’ll need a couple of big handfuls of Alfalfa.
Welcome to the Captain Compost of Alabama home page! The purpose of this site is to encourage all gardeners from around the world to enjoy and experiment with the amazing modern world of organic and sustainable gardening. William Edward Cureton, II is known throughout Alabama, and beyond, as "Captain Compost", or "CaptainCompostAL", as he is known on many gardening websites. The Captain Compost of Alabama Home Page (William E. Cureton II)
Keep It Simple Compost Tea Brewers and Composts Brewing Instructions for the KIS 5-gallon Brewer Once the brewer is assembled, fill your bucket with water just shy of 5 gallons, making sure the insert is in securely. (See assembly instructions here) With dry hands, plug your motor in, put the lid on the bucket and start the motor. Run for approximately 20 minutes if you have chlorine in your water.
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Homepage Updated February 15, 2013! Keeping up with all the farmers' market news is not easy. But we have our finger on the pulse of the San Diego farmers' market community. Bookmark our Farmers' Markets page to make it your first source for the most up-to-date market information in San Diego County. Santee Certified Farmers' Market will move to the Pathway Center at Carlton Hills Blvd. & Mast on Wednesday, February 20th, from 3 to 7 pm! Morena District and Mission Hills Farmers' Markets are on hiatus while looking for better locations.
None of the ideas behind this is itself new, but the combination is a neat realization of multiple functions in one object for everyday home fenestration. First, yes, these are easier to clean than simple American-style, up-or-side-sliding windows, but the Europeans solved that problem some time ago with their dual-mode designs (which open at an angle for breezes while maintaining security, or rotate inward like doors depending on how you turn the handle). More interesting, perhaps, is the addition of a detachable planter that can take full advantage of being swung back indoors during adverse weather conditions (be it too much rain, or heat, or cold) then spun back outside just as easily. Of course, it can be left halfway open as well to catch breezes, but one does have to wonder about the safety of such an arrangement. Dubbed simply the Two Face Window by Junkyung Kim & Yonggu Do, this author still rather prefers ‘Spindow’ regardless. Spindow? Rotating Two-Face Window Plus Built-In Planter
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Home >ATTRA's Master Publication List The following list contains more than 300 easy-to-read titles covering organic production, livestock, horticultural crops, business and marketing, farm energy, water and pest management and more. Our publications are written by our sustainable agriculture specialists, who are experts in their fields, and are meant to help farmers, ranchers and others involved in sustainable agriculture. PLEASE NOTE: Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Acrobat Reader. What is Sustainable Agriculture? Master Publication List: NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project
Five years ago Angelina Jolie gave Brad Pitt a visit to architectural marvel Fallingwater as his birthday present. The stunning Frank Lloyd Wright designed house is built right on top of a waterfall in Western PA. This December 18th, she went one better – with the present of a waterfall of his own, plus the land surrounding it – so Brad can build his own version of the Wright home – but unlike the 1934 original, this one could be powered entirely from the waterfall beneath it. Brad Pitt to build waterfall-powered home
Scotland moves to revive Hutting “Proud to be a hutter”, is the slogan of a new campaign called A Thousand Huts which has sprung up to champion and revive hutting as a way of life. Widespread in Scandinavia, its supporters say hutting promotes low-impact, ecological living and rural regeneration, and puts city dwellers back in contact with the countryside. In 2012, hutters, landowners and environmental activists will launch a new Scottish hutting federation to spearhead a campaign aimed at reforming planning and land rights laws, to give hutters proper status in the planning system and protect them against eviction and exploitation by landlords. Secretary of the Carbeth Hutters in Stirlingshire, Scotland’s largest hutting colony, Gerry Loose says the attractions are immediate and obvious. A poet, playwright and garden designer, he and his daughter Marie first got their hut 13 years ago as a weekend retreat and an escape from Maryhill, a tough neighbourhood in north Glasgow.
March 24th, 2010 Email 10 users recommend Like modern-day square foot gardens, waffle gardens make efficient use of small spaces. Jodi Torpey The Three Sisters is one example of companion planting in a waffle garden. The Roots of Square Foot Gardening
101 Unless you reacted instantly to our piece last week on cheap fleeces, you’ll be looking around for ideas on coping with the cold air mass from the north which will chill two-thirds of the U.S. Sunday through Tuesday. Staying warm when you are off the grid can be doubly important if you cannot even leave home and are far from supplies of food or fuel. Even if you your home is like a chiller, you may be able to create a warm room.
SIFT || Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training Program SIFT (Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training program) was created to help every community increase their food security by producing their own healthy food. SIFT, with NCAT, is developing a working, sustainably managed, demonstration farm on five acres at our Butte, Montana, headquarters. This farm serves as the backdrop for an intensive, hands-on training program that teaches farmers and future farmers, urban food producers, community leaders, and citizens how to commercially produce high-value, nutrient-rich food on small parcels of land. The Latest from Zoe's Blog NCAT's Energy Corps member Michael Daniel's experiences with the construction of a biochar retort kiln: Biochar, or “black carbon”, is a dark, charcoal-like soil amendment used for water and nutrient retention. This kiln will feature a rocket stove…
Home Page: NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project Conference: Planning for On-Farm Success Topic: Planning for Financial Success Presenter: Tammy Howard Location: Missoula, Montana, and online Date: 2014-03-01 Registration Info: Community Food and Agriculture Coalition is offering four workshops for farmers and ranchers in their first three years of operation between January and March 2014. This third workshop focuses on planning for financing your farm and preparing and understanding financial statements. Registration Link: missoulacfac.org/planning-for-on-farm-success.html Posted: 2014-01-15 07:15:01 More Workshops >>
Appropedia The chief medicinal property of horsetail is its high silica content. The best dietary source of silica is whole grains-meaning much of our dietary silica is lost in the refining process. In addition to silica, horsetail contains large amounts of potassium as well as aconitic acid, equiaitinee, starch and many fatty acids.
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