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Posts tagged with “trash”

Cleaning up the Gulf

Friday, 24 July, 2015

This post comes from Andy Carman, a member of LDSES’s Board of Directors. Spring in South Texas gets to be a soggy affair. We get some fierce thunderstorms, and just after Memorial Day we got one—big enough to make national headlines. Every time we get a storm like that, the system of drainages and bayous that…

Composting technologies

Friday, 7 October, 2011

My goal in this post is to give you the practical advice on how to actually compost at home, with the idea that my previous posts have given you both some motivation to do it and some of the principles at work. Let’s start by reviewing the basics.  All we need to compost is: air,…

How to compost

Friday, 9 September, 2011

My last post ended with a bit of a teaser – that I would be giving away the secret to making your own free miracle fertiliser/soil amendment!  I hope I shall not disappoint. I’ll try to keep this post entirely centred around theory, with a follow-up on specific techniques and technologies. The science behind composting…

Why compost?

Tuesday, 30 August, 2011

A little while back I gave a presentation at our former ward’s “Skills Day”.  The half-day event was part of a summer-long programme of events spearheaded by the Bishop with the aim of encouraging self-sufficiency in these hard economic times. I was asked to speak about gardening as MBCB and I have a large fruit…

Salvage and Salvation

Thursday, 4 August, 2011

The landfill at Springville is two stories high, with a steady line of trucks bringing more. We went there to dump a truckload of concrete-like slag from Geneva steel that we’d dug out of our garden. Signs posted everywhere warned against salvaging. The saddest thing was that so many of the things being dumped looked…