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    Composting

    Composting By Betsy Wild Composting means recycling organic material to the soil, which produced the organic material in the first place.  The byproduct is compost, or decomposed plant matter that turns into a dark, soil-like humus and makes an incredibly …

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    What is compost tea?

    What is compost tea? By Betsy Wild Tea is tasty, nutritious, medicinal and “hot” right now.  So is compost tea for your lawn, trees, gardens and shrubs! What is compost tea? Compost tea is a natural organic fertilizer made from …

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    Gardening with baking soda

    Gardening with baking soda By Betsy Wild Cheap, effective and OG (the original “green”), baking soda bakes, cleans, heals, disinfects, scrubs, deodorizes, exfoliates, and brightens just about everything in the home.  But did you know baking soda works in the …

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    Easy green tips for kids

    Easy green tips for kids By Betsy Wild It’s never too early for kids to make environmentally responsible practices a part of their daily life. To protect the future of the earth, kids must get involved.  That’s how change happens. …

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    Organic lawns

    Organic lawns By Betsy Wild About this time of year, we’ve had enough of winter and are anxious to start gardening and working on the lawn. There are lots of creative options for lawns and now is the time to …

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    Heirloom plants and seeds

    Heirloom plants and seeds By Betsy Wild Heirloom plants are vegetables, flowers, and fruits that are grown from seeds passed down through the generations and are open pollinated, meaning they rely on natural pollination from insects and wind.  They generally …

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    Gardening with charcoal and epsom salts

    Gardening with charcoal and epsom salts By Betsy Wild A few weeks ago I did a post on gardening with baking soda.  I recently came across more clever organic gardening tips using common household products – charcoal and Epsom salts. …

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