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TAG : soil

Why You Should Keep A Worm Bin

Composting with worms is not a new idea, but I think it is a practice that many people overlook or find too uninviting due to the nature of a slimy, wiggling worm. The fact of the matter is that worm composting is one of the most ideal forms of composting for one sole reason: you are producing ...

Preparing for Spring Vegetable Gardening

March is here, this is the month of hope for me as an urban grower in Chicago.  I have endured subzero temperatures most of January, over two feet of snow in February and nursed my family through the flu while experiencing these challenges of winter weather.  Gardening bliss cannot come quick ...

Deforestation and Hurricanes

Since 2002, more than 9,500 people have died as a result of floods in Haiti.  In that same amount of time, just over 200 people have lost their lives in the United States Considering how much larger the U.S. (2.9 million sq. feet vs 10,714 sq. feet) is and how many more people reside in the ...

Mother Earth Gardener

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