Locking up Carbon in Soil

Messages about addressing climate change mostly focus on decreasing carbon dioxide emissions by reducing use of electricity and gas and increasing…

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The Living Soil

When I started experimenting with wicking beds a few years ago, I was concerned about the isolation of the wicking bed’s soil.  The bed’s water tank…

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Worm Wicking – One Year On

Last August, I wrote an article for SGA about my first attempt at a Sustainable Wicking Worm Bed.   For details see…

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Worms and Worm Farms

So, most of us have had a pet of some sort over the course of our lives, our pets bring us joy, love, laughter, and good times. But imagine owning…

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Sustainable Wicking Worm Bed

Progress Updated March 2013 When I built my first wicking worm bed 10 months ago, it was a test bed designed to gain experience with the process.  My…

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SGA Footprint Flicks – Mulch Ado about Nothing

Wrap your soil up in a blanket of mulch to conserve water use, add nutrients, suppress weeds and enhance habitat. But what to use where? Meander…

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SGA Footprint Flicks – Lord of the Bins (Part 2)

Lord of the Bins is a hard-hitting, 2 part expose of the relationships in your compost bin. Things really start to warm up in part two as we delve…

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SGA Footprint Flicks – Lord of the Bins (Part 1)

Lord of the Bins is a hard-hitting, 2 part expose of the relationships in your compost bin. In part one Helen reveals the uncensored story of…

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Biodynamic Community Farm

Tucked away in the lush southwest corner of Western Australia is Gardenup, a biodynamic farm, in the town of Boyup Brook. But it's not just any…

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Choosing a Compost Bin

Ahhhh, the good old days. Where milk was hand delivered in glass bottles, kids could play in the street until the lights came on, lawns and gardens…

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