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Posts tagged with “landfill”

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…