Category: Soil

Backyard Composting
May 8, 2018May 8, 2018
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Backyard Composting

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is being celebrated during the first full week of May and is a major educational initiative stimulating the compost industry. Its goal is to raise the public’s awareness of the benefits of using compost to help improve soil, grow healthy vegetation, reduce food waste, cut back on the use of...

Get your soil tested this spring
April 25, 2018April 25, 2018
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Get your soil tested this spring

Nutrients in the soil must be in the proper balance for optimal growth and production of lawn and garden plants. Soil macronutrients including nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are needed in high amounts and are essential to the plant life cycle. Other nutrients are needed in trace amounts and include iron, cooper, and zinc. ...

CULTIVATING ‘ANANDA’: JOY OF FARMING AND HEALTHY LIVING
December 12, 2017December 13, 2017
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CULTIVATING ‘ANANDA’: JOY OF FARMING AND HEALTHY LIVING

CULTIVATING ‘ANANDA’: JOY OF FARMING AND HEALTHY LIVING Here is a link to a wonderful summary of true sustainability in agriculture, from friends in Bangladesh.  Ubing.org Post   – This is a must read! “To realize the principle of biodiversity-based ecological farming, Nayakrishi farmers follow ten simple rules following the ten fingers of two hands. Fingers...

Rally: Keep The Soil In Organic
October 20, 2017October 20, 2017
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Rally: Keep The Soil In Organic

Please join us for a rally to “Keep the Soil in Organic!”  We’ll be convening at Princeton’s homegrown natural foods grocery, the Whole Earth Center on October 21st 2-4 pm. Bring a drum or a tambourine and support soil-based organic agriculture! This rally is part of a larger group of rallies happening everywhere.  Please see keepthesoilinorganic.org...

Hot Off The Press!   Rutgers Organic Land Care Manual
May 2, 2017July 1, 2017
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Hot Off The Press! Rutgers Organic Land Care Manual

On April 26, 2017, Rutgers released their publication E357: “Organic Land Care Best Management Practices Manual.”  Although written for land managers and landscape contractors, this guide is straightforward reading for non-professionals, as well.  Homeowners can use this helpful manual to communicate effectively with landscapers and other contractors.  By encouraging more widespread use of organic methods,...