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Archive for the category “feeding the soil”

Dirt and Vegetables in Detroit

This video follows Greg Willerer of Detroit Dirt and Brother Nature Produce in Detroit who is trying to help build a viable food system in Detroit. As part of those efforts he’s trying to create a local compost network (he’s involved breweries, coffee houses and even the Detroit Zoo — all of whom give the project their waste).

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How to Make a Worm Composting Bin

simplelivingskills shows us how to make a simple, inexpensive, indoor worm composting bin:

Liz of BigTexWorms gives us the low-down on how to care for the worms, how best to prepare their food, bedding, etc. Liz has got to know everything about red wriggler worms.

How to Make Biochar

Biochar is charcoal created from natural materials in a low/no oxygen environment (also called “carbon black”). It is apparently a great way of renewing the soil and increasing your crop yields.

Here, John Rogers, who has a 2-acre farm in Florida, talks biochar and shows us how he makes it.

How to Make Compost Tea: Cfenster

Cfenster shows us how he makes compost tea to improve soil fertility.

How to Make Seaweed Fertilizer

How to make seaweed fertilizer yourself rather than spend on expensive commercial seaweed fertilizer. In this video it’s made both with fresh whole seaweed and with sushi nori sheets, water and a hand blender. Babybabkas also mentions that she can also find dried whole seaweed in Chinatown.

She uses the seaweed mixture right away — but I’ve also seen where people let the mixture ferment.

Power Tools and Compost

Yorkshire’s Allotment Diary guy shows us his jigsaw-powered compost sifter in action. Interesting idea.

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