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Bokashi Side Effects

Bokashi Side Effects

| April 12, 2012 | 5 Comments

It’s been a little over a week since I started fermenting my household food scraps using the bokashi method. Aside from being amazed that my kitchen scraps don’t stink, there are a few other things I’ve noticed. We take the trash out less often. There were so many times we emptied a half-full kitchen container […]

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Container Gardening Update

Container Gardening Update

| April 11, 2012 | 4 Comments

In the Northeast we have to wait until after the last frost before we can plant most vegetables. This works out just fine. I was a little concerned that I was starting my vegetable garden too late, but it seems that I’m right on time. When I went to the local agricultural supply store to […]

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Smell My Trash

Smell My Trash

| April 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you come to my house, I’ll ask you to smell my trash. No, I’m not being rude, it’s just because I’m excited. My bokashi bin is cooking, providing tea and smelling great! There’s no better way to share the wonders of bokashi than to ask folks to smell your week old trash and for […]

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Let’s Talk about Bokashi Again

Let’s Talk about Bokashi Again

| April 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

I have the feeling there will be several posts about bokashi (or as my chiro calls it, Kabootie). I received my bokashi mix two days ago and began my trash fermenting process. When I knew I was going to embark on the bokashi road, I started freezing my food scraps waiting for the mix to […]

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Gardening, Composting, Bokashi Oh My!

Gardening, Composting, Bokashi Oh My!

| April 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Since I’ve opened the door to gardening, my head is swimming! For a while I had a hard time putting the horse before the cart. Here’s My Dilemma My natural personality is to go superlative. If I’m going to garden, I want to grow my veggies from seeds and plant them in organic, nutrient-rich soil. […]

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Creating my Bokashi Container

Creating my Bokashi Container

| March 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

After looking around online for a Bokashi compost container, I decided to make my own. As I mentioned in my last post, I bought 2 buckets and lids from Home Depot. The next obstacle was finding the appropriate spigot for the drainage area. On my first bucket, I cut off the top of an old […]

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Learning about Bokashi

Learning about Bokashi

| March 28, 2012 | 5 Comments

What I love about learning new things is that there are always new things to learn. Just a couple of days ago I came across the practice of Bokashi. From what I’ve read (and can’t wait to get started), Bokashi is a wonderful compliment to composting. Since I’m about to start my own container garden, […]

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Reduce Waste – Buy Local

Reduce Waste – Buy Local

| September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve noticed that when I go to the local farm to buy my produce, I come home with produce and little else. No extra plastic bags or bulky marketing tags. Don’t get me wrong; some things need to be placed in bags. Ever try to bring home loose string beans without a bag? The good […]

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What?  No Trash?

What? No Trash?

| April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that there is a family in California that does not have to put the trash can out once a week for garbage pickup. They don’t produce any trash. Yes, that’s what I said, they don’t produce any trash, or, their trash is so minimal that it’s shocking. The family […]

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How to Teach Sustainability to Kids: Fun Tips, Ideas and Things to Do

How to Teach Sustainability to Kids: Fun Tips, Ideas and Things to Do

| September 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

As a parent who tries very hard to live simple and green, it important to me that my toddler learns the same. Sustainable living is all about ensuring that we create the least amount of impact on our environment while fulfilling our own needs and requirements. While it may seem tough or challenging to explain […]

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