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Tag Archives: materials handling
Mulch Path Magic
The right paths can reduce mud, but they can also retain water. They make access to your growing areas much more enjoyable. What I did was dug 24″ deep trenches about 24″ across the top on contour with double reach beds in between, then filled those trenches with shredded wood chips.
Rainy Day Composting
This moist overcast day is perfect for composting leaves. It was raining for hours by the time I was out to mound leaves for composting. Here's why I’m thankful for a rainy day.Continue reading
Recycling of Organic Waste Streams
All around your community thousands of pounds of recyclable organic materials go to waste. From grass clippings, coffee grounds, vegetables, brush, and leaves. These materials can be easily collected, recycled, and put to good use — organic waste streams are excellent resources.
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Materials Management Starts With Making Compost
Martinsville, Virginia, faces a typical challenge with other mountainous areas, soil loss due to erosion issues. Permaculture-designed growing space addresses water management and creates a bounty of mulch and organic materials.Continue reading