Common Mistakes When Setting Up a Composting System (& what to do instead)

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There may be a whole slew of questions swirling around your head concerning composting. “How much time will it take me to build living soil?” “How much living soil can I make in my backyard?” “But what if I have hard dirt that’s been abused?” (We know you’ve been thinking about this! The emails are pouring in!) When we tell …

Do You Know What’s in your Store-Bought Fertilizer?

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Question for you: There are a ton of benefits to making your own compost rather than going to a garden store and buying fertilizer. A major benefit is that you can turn waste into fertilizer to build living soil. You can grow incredible veggies utilizing what would normally be waste for you! Like green waste from your yard, leftover scraps …

6 Reasons Why You Need to be Composting Strategically (Supercharged Soil is Here)

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We are so excited to finally introduce our new online course on composting and building soil: In the past 10 months, we’ve built 4 inches of topsoil – from composting alone. Lately, we’ve shown our friends and students how to do what we do with tons of success (we’re talking building soil on top of decomposed granite, in parking lots, …

GIVEAWAY! Ready to Upgrade Your Garden this Spring? [Giveaway has ended]

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As the chill of winter sets in, if you’re like us, you’re already planning your garden for spring. Dreaming of what plants to grow, looking up new tactics… Well we’ve put together a very special bundle to upgrade your garden to grow more nutrient dense food, build soil, and become more self-sufficient. Here’s how to enter… (It’s very simple) Visit …

Think you can’t compost styrofoam? Mealworms are the answer!

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Within our living systems, we have been raising several types of mealworms in order to compost polystyrene (styrofoam). We recently came across the study by 2015 Standard University that confirms our suspicions that they are indeed turning styrofoam into usable organic matter! Their notes are not much different than ours, except their equipment (gel permeation chromatography, solid-state 13C cross-polarization/magic angle …

Earthworms & Vetiver Building Mineral-Rich Soil

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They bring material up from deep in their tunnels and use grit inside their gizzards to break down rocks and other materials in the soil. They bring minerals to the surface and eat the droppings of leaf litter worms along with several other funguses and molds and organic materials on the surface. Then they bring the surface material down and deposit it …