How to Start a Worm Bin

Your Guide to Getting Started with Worm Composting

Author: Henry Owen

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508947042

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Page: 106

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Do you want to learn to turn food scraps into valuable compost? Do you believe in taking responsibility for the waste we create? People all over the world are turning their food scraps into nutrient-rich worm compost through starting their own worm bin. This book contains everything you need to get started worm composting in one convenient, easy-to-read book. You will learn how to: -Start a Worm Bin -Care for Composting Worms -Harvest the Worm Compost -Use Worm Compost
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The Complete Technology Book on Vermiculture and Vermicompost

Author: NPCS Board of Consultants & Engineers

Publisher: ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS Inc.

ISBN: 8178331365

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Page: 368

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The production of degradable organic waste and its safe disposal have become the current global problem. The rejuvenation of degraded soils by protecting topsoil and sustainability of productive soils is a major concern at the international level. Vermicomposting is compatible process with sound environmental principles that value conservation of resources and sustainable practices. Vermicompost is known to be the world best organic fertilizer. Vermiculture is for vermicompost. Vermiculture means artificial rearing or cultivation of worms (Earthworms) and the technology is the scientific process of using them for the betterment of human beings. Vermiculture technology has improved the crop productivity by increasing soil fertility through ecological methods of farming. Vermiculture has been embraced throughout the world right from the developed countries to the developing countries. Vermicomposting is a panacea for solid waste management. It is a simple kindred process of composting, in which certain species of microorganism such as earthworms are used to enhance the process of waste conversion and produce a better end product. Earthworms serve as nature plowman to facilitate these functions. They form gift of nature to produce good humus, which is the most precious material to fulfill the nutritional needs of crops. The utilization of vermicompost results in several benefits to farmers, industries, environment and overall national economy. This contains experiments from the field, vermicomposting materials, earthworm life cycle, ecological types earthworms, role of earthworms, vermicomposting, advantages of vermiculture, vermitechnology. This book majorly deals with advantages of vermicomposting, vermicomposting in daily life vermiculture v/s vermicomposting, earthworms: ecological types, physical and chemical effects of earthworms on soils, fertilizers use and deterioration of soil environment, vermicomposting materials, feeding vermicomposting materials, ideal conditions for life of earthworms, earthworms : their application in organic agriculture, maintenance of vermicomposting beds, vermicomposting : general procedures at agricultural farms vermicomposting : kiss plan, vermicomposting: a world scenario, soil fertility and texture, advantages of vermiculture, small scale or indoor vermicomposting, large scale or outdoor vermicomposting ect. This book is an invaluable resource for readers, entrepreneurs, scientists, farmers, existing industries, technical institution, etc.
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Commercial Vermiculture

How to Build a Thriving Business in Redworms

Author: Peter Bogdanov

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0965703924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 83

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With its focus on how to make money raising earthworms, this book is a welcome source of up-to-date information on the business of vermiculture. Bogdanov puts vermiculture into a historical context, gives basic information about composting worms, tells how to get started, and describes how to set up commercial beds. He covers pests and predators, harvesting, and packaging and shipping. This book is a must for anyone wanting to go into the worm business.
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Indoor Gardening the Organic Way

How to Create a Natural and Sustaining Environment for Your Houseplants

Author: Julie Bawden Davis

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461733693

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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Gardening organically outdoors is prevalent in most horticultural circles these days, but what about gardening indoors? Many gardeners still use harsh synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides when growing plants in their homes. How can we choose to eat organic foods, buy natural personal-care products, clean our indoor air, and yet still blast our poor houseplants with toxic chemicals? It is time to put down that spray bottle. Going organic with houseplants is not only possible-the results are amazing! Author Julie Bawden Davis brings us Indoor Gardening the Organic Way, a definitive guide to growing houseplants organically. From the dirt on mulch to eco-friendly ways to handle plant pests, Davis has provided this essential resource for novice and experienced gardeners alike. When you learn the specialized rules of gardening organically indoors, you'll soon reap the benefits of robust houseplants that will impress visitors and make your indoor environment a healthier place to be.
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Making It

Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World

Author: Kelly Coyne,Erik Knutzen

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609613880

Category: House & Home

Page: 320

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Spending money is the last thing anyone wants to do right now. We are in the midst of a massive cultural shift away from consumerism and toward a vibrant and very active countermovement that has been thriving on the outskirts for quite some time—do-it-yourselfers who make frugal, homemade living hip are challenging the notion that true wealth has anything to do with money. In Making It, Coyne and Knutzen, who are at the forefront of this movement, provide readers with all the tools they need for this radical shift in home economics. The projects range from simple to ambitious and include activities done in the home, in the garden, and out in the streets. With step-by-step instructions for a wide range of projects—from growing food in an apartment and building a ninety-nine-cent solar oven to creating safe, effective laundry soap for pennies a gallon and fishing in urban waterways—Making It will be the go-to source for post-consumer living activities that are fun, inexpensive, and eminently doable. Within hours of buying this book, readers will be able to start transitioning into a creative, sustainable mode of living that is not just a temporary fad but a cultural revolution.
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Teaching Green

The Middle Years

Author: Tim Grant,Gail Littlejohn

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865715011

Category: Education

Page: 240

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A complete resource for "teaching green" to young people in grades 6-8
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Composting For Dummies

Author: Cathy Cromell,The National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470631260

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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Back-to-basics gardening that will benefit the earth and your wallet! Want to use ordinary waste to create an extraordinary garden? Composting lets you turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into free compost and mulch that's chock-full of nutrients. From building and working with traditional compost bins to starting an indoor worm-composting operation, Composting For Dummies makes these often intimidating projects easy, fun, and accessible for anyone! Digging into compost basics — get a handle on the benefits of composting and the tools you'll need to get started Choosing the best method and location — find the best composting method and location that's right for you, whether it's above ground, in a hole, in a container or bin, or even right in your kitchen Building your pile — learn which ingredients can go into your compost pile, what stays out, and how to mix it all up in the right proportions Stepping beyond traditional composting — get the lowdown on vermicomposting (letting worms eat your garbage), growing green manures to compost later, and sheet composting in the same spot you plan to plant Open the book and find: A step-by-step guide to composting The right gear and tools for the job Tips on constructing your own composting containers and bins Materials you can safely compost (and those to avoid) Cover crops to improve your soil now and compost later Recommendations for using your finished compost What worms contribute to your compost Troubleshooting advice if your compost pile isn't cooperating Learn to: Turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into nutrient-rich compost Build and maintain your own compost bin Use worms to aid in composting, both indoors and out Give your vegetable and flower gardens a boost of energy
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Apartment Gardening

Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home

Author: Amy Pennington

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570618011

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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Forget the 100-mile eat-local diet; try the 300-square-foot-diet — grow squash on the windowsill, flowers in the planter box, or corn in a parking strip. Apartment Gardening details how to start a garden in the heart of the city. From building a window box to planting seeds in jars on the counter, every space is plantable, and this book reveals that the DIY future is now by providing hands-on, accessible advice. Amy Pennington's friendly voice paired with Kate Bingham-Burt's crafty illustrations make greener living an accessible reality, even if readers have only a few hundred square feet and two windowsills. Save money by planting the same things available at the grocery store, and create an eccentric garden right in the heart of any living space.
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Storey's Basic Country Skills

A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance

Author: John Storey,Martha Storey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427376

Category: House & Home

Page: 576

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Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.
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The Complete Guide to Working with Worms

Using the Gardener's Best Friend for Organic Gardening and Composting

Author: Wendy Vincent

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601385994

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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Provides information on composting with earthworms, covering such topics as caring for a worm bin, harvesting, and growing worms and vermicompost for sale.
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How to Make Compost

Author: Renee Benzaim

Publisher: Renee Benzaim

ISBN: 1476422885

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

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Worm Composting

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-188

Author: Joshua D. Nelson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342525X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 32

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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
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Gardener's Guide To Making Compost

Basic Beginners Composting Guide

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN: 130111684X

Category: Gardening

Page: 50

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Compost is an invaluable ingredient for garden soil. It enriches the ground with minerals and other nutrients and can provide ideal mulch for growing plants. The Gardener's Guide to Making Compost is a primer that both gardening beginners and veterans can use to help them make better compost. The book covers most popular types of compost systems, making compost with worm, mulching and green manures. It is an excellent primer on making and using compost. guide, gardening, worm, primer, basics, beginners
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The Worm Book

The Complete Guide to Gardening and Composting with Worms

Author: Loren Nancarrow,Janet Hogan Taylor

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307789543

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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Worms are the latest (as well as, of course, perhaps the oldest!) trend in earth-friendly gardening, and in this handy guide, the authors of DEAD SNAILS LEAVE NO TRAILS demystify the world of worm wrangling, with everything you need to know to build your own worm bin, make your garden worm-friendly, pamper your soil, and much much more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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How to Build, Maintain, and Use a Compost System

Secrets and Techniques You Need to Know to Grow the Best Vegetables

Author: Kelly Smith

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383541

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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There are instructions for those with experience in building on how to build a tumbling barrel composter which is covered in about 14 pages including pictures and diagrams. Building a composting system doesn't have to cost much and is much more economical then purchasing one. The author covers how to use compost and about vermicomposting, which is composting using worms. In the back she includes the web address for each state's Cooperative Extension System (these sites include agricultural information specific to your state) and information about companies who sell composters. Ms. Smith definitely has done her research and this book is a good one to keep on hand when deciding to compost. With it, the reader can make a determination of what type of composting would work best for them and cost effective ways to start and maintain a composting system.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Year-Round Gardening

Author: Delilah Smittle,Sheri Richerson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101195681

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

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Enjoy and benefit from the garden all year long. Whether it's onions in the summer, lettuce in the winter, or orchids any time, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Year-Round Gardening', covers every step of the process of both outdoor and indoor gardening. From seeds, soil, compost, equipment, and fertilizers to all types of covers and greenhouses, and even gardening and harvesting in root-cellars during winter, this guide is a must-have for any dedicated gardener. Over 7 million households nationwide plan to grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and berries. The trend has recieved a boost from Michelle Obama's White House garden - aswell as from the desire to save money on food. The only book that covers both outdoor covered gardening and greenhouse gardening, as well as root-cellar gardening and harvesting, written by an expert in the field of greenhouse gardens.
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Kick-Ass Cannabis & Veggies

Organic Gardening Soils, Teas, and Tips for Growing Marijuana and Nutrient-Rich Vegetables

Author: Kip Zonderkop

Publisher: BookCrafters

ISBN: 1783017082

Category: Gardening

Page: 78

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Learning to garden in a natural, Earth-friendly way seems accessible to only the most experienced of gardeners. But Kip Zonderkop brings organic gardening within anyone’s reach in Kick-Ass Cannabis & Veggies. Equal parts how-to and how-come, this book outlines an easy-to-follow 8-step process that anybody can use to cultivate killer cannabis and veggies, and also explains the soil science and permaculture principles behind the 8 steps. These tricks, hacks, and techniques give the home gardener the necessary foundation for a thriving indoor or outdoor garden. Jam-packed with helpful tips, links, and fantastic resources, Kick-Ass Cannabis & Veggies is the perfect launch pad for newbie organic pot gardeners who aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty. And for those who aren’t big DIYers, Kip provides lots of short-cuts along the way too. About the Author Kip is a professional writer that loves breaking down complex concepts into simple, understandable prose. After being bit by the gardening bug and reading many gardening guides, Kip set out to write the book he wished he could have read from the start.
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Closing the Loop

Exploring Integrated Waste Management and Resource Conservation, Kindergarten Through Grade Six

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Recycling (Waste, etc.)

Page: 663

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The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse

A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide

Author: Lauren Wilson,Kristian Bauthus

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1940363365

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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Just because the undead’s taste buds are atrophying doesn’t mean yours have to! You duck into the safest-looking abandoned house you can find and hold your breath as you listen for the approaching zombie horde you’ve been running from all day. You hear a gurgling sound. Is it the undead? No—it’s your stomach. When the zombie apocalypse tears down life and society as we know it, it will mean no more take out, no more brightly lit, immaculately organized aisles of food just waiting to be plucked effortlessly off the shelves. No more trips down to the local farmers’ market. No more microwaved meals in front of the TV or intimate dinner parties. No, when the undead rise, eating will be hard, and doing it successfully will become an art. The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse is a cookbook and culinary field guide for the busy zpoc survivor. With more than 80 recipes (from Overnight of the Living Dead French Toast and It’s Not Easy Growing Greens Salad to Down & Out Sauerkraut, Honey & Blackberry Mead, and Twinkie Trifle), scads of gastronomic survival tips, and dozens of diagrams and illustrations that help you scavenge, forage, and improvise your way to an artful post-apocalypse meal. The Art of Eating is the ideal handbook for efficient food sourcing and inventive meal preparation in the event of an undead uprising. Whether you decide to hole up in your own home or bug out into the wilderness, whether you prefer to scavenge the dregs of society or try your hand at apocalyptic agriculture, and regardless of your level of skill or preparation, The Art of Eating will help you navigate the wasteland and make the most of what you eat.
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