Archive for ‘Soil, Fertilizer, & Compost’

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Composting resources in Rhode Island

by Caroline Brown

Following are some excerpts from an article about composting that I recently wrote for the Kent County Daily Times. The photo was taken at Earth Care Farm, an organic farm composter in Charlestown, RI, where my master composter class once visited on a field trip.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The overseeded lawn, one month later

by Caroline Brown

Yesterday a reader asked how my lawn was doing one month after the overseeding.

Left: Lawn on April 14
Below: Lawn on May 17

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Browns & greens: what to compost

by Caroline Brown

Compost happens when yard & food waste are combined with oxygen in a way that stimulates microbial decomposition. Microbes such as bacteria, fungi, and molds are attracted to the pile by carbon and nitrogen—their favorite foods. These microbes in turn entice organisms such as earthworms, millipedes, and beetles to the pile…and together they have the biggest food binge you’ve ever seen.

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Silly Saturday fun: compost quotes

by Caroline Brown

Just a little Saturday silliness–a few quotes about compost.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Benefits of compost

by Caroline Brown

Yesterday I wrote about the benefits of composting (the process). Today's post deals with the benefits of using compost on your garden and in your yard.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Benefits of composting

by Caroline Brown

Last night I finished up my master composter course. Now all I have to do is complete the 30 hours of volunteer service and I'll be an "official" URI master composter.

Now that I feel a bit more educated in the matter, I hope to start my own home compost heap. And at the same time, I'll be writing more about composting here. I'll start by discussing the benefits of composting.