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Compost. It sounds so boring and smelly, but it’s so important. When you think about it, it is the garden. It’s what everything we eat grows out of, so what goes into it is just as important as what comes out of it.
But that doesn’t mean it has to cost an arm and a leg.
As more and more Americans grow their own fruits and vegetables, MNN digs up some dirt on this DIY food revolution.
having a food garden is one of my requirements for the next place we live after we leave our current apartment. living in a city makes it hard for the time being!
Here’s another simple gardening-related repurposing idea:
DIY “watering can” — made from a plastic jug
This photo showing small openings made by pushing a hot needle into the top of a plastic container is making the rounds on Pinterest.
For how-to / DIY details, see A journey to a dream blog.
5 easy trellis ideas
Oh, So You Compost? Neat. These People Invented a Closed Kitchen Ecosystem.
Food waste accounts for a disturbing amount of trash in the U.S. It would be nice if everyone could recycle some of that food waste back into the food web.
Composting is one idea, but not everyone has the stomach for that, especially indoors. Check out this idea from FastCompany. It’s like nature meets Ikea!
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