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June 24, 2014

 

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Composting For Education And The Environment

Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.

April 3, 2014

 

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Food Waste In Schools: A Side Effect Of Healthy Standards?

Critics of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 argue the standards are forcing kids to take food they won't eat and thereby creating more waste.

February 23, 2014

Green Thumb 

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Gearing Up For Gardening Season

Shake off those polar vortex blues and get your hands dirty! Stephanie Solomon says it's never too early to start your garden preparations.

January 11, 2014

Waste To Energy 

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Toast To Compost, Flowers For The Fire, Green Juicing

We continue our conversation from last week about compost. It's one of the few sources warm spots at Bread & Roses. And a recipe for green juice, cheers!

January 4, 2014

Waste Not Want Not 

peeling broccoli

Out With The Old, In With The Reused

For our first show of 2014, we're looking at ways to reduce food waste, from composting to making vegetable stock.

October 21, 2013

Giving Trees 

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Give Your Garden The Gift Of Fruit Trees

It's late fall in the orchard. Not only are volunteers preparing the plants for winter, but new fruit trees are also ready to go in the ground.

September 18, 2013

Waste Not... 

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Reducing Food Waste Could Reduce Food Need In Future

Food waste accounts for 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gasses a year. Meanwhile 870 million people go hungry every day.

August 26, 2013

Waste Not, Want Not 

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New IU Program To Transform Food Waste Into Compost

It's the first day of classes at Indiana University. A new partnership hopes to lessen the food that gets wasted before it hits the cafeterias.

June 18, 2013

Waste Not 

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New York Pilots City-Wide Compost Program

New York City throws 1.2 million tons of food waste into landfills every year. Mayor Bloomberg hopes the city's new composting program will change that.

April 22, 2013

Earth Day At Earth Eats 

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Campus Compost Programs Address Food Waste

In honor of Earth Day, we're highlighting several composting programs at universities across the country that are successfully reducing food waste.

September 30, 2012

Food Waste 

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IU Composting Dining Hall Food At Campus Garden

Indiana University is taking food waste from its dining halls and composting it for fertilizer.

September 14, 2012

Foundation Of Cooking 

veggie scraps for chicken stock

Kitchen Basics: Chicken Stock Recipe

Stocks are the building blocks of cuisine. Use your leftover chicken bones and veggie scraps to make a tasty chicken stock for soups, stews and sauces.

August 30, 2012

Waste Not Want Not 

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5 Ways To Lessen Your Food Waste

According to a new report, Americans waste a lot of food. According to foodies on Twitter, reducing food waste can actually be pretty simple.

May 25, 2012

Trash V. Compost 

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Food Waste Ban First Of Its Kind In Mass.

In an effort to reduce the state's additions to landfills, Massachusetts will become the first state to ban food waste from being thrown into the trash.

May 8, 2012

Q&A 

Compost, black gold

Composting Experts Answer Your Questions

What have you always wanted to know about composting but didn't know who to ask? Two Master Composters are here with some answers.

April 21, 2012

Green Thumb 

Joseph Swain on his farm

Swainway Urban Farm: Growing Carrots, Prepping Raised Beds

Joseph Swain specializing in growing carrots on his Columbus, Ohio farm. His method for prepping his raised beds involve no gasoline and limited elbow grease.

March 14, 2012

Underemployed 

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Put Your Chickens To Work

Learn how to get a little free labor out of your flock. Here's a hint: Sometimes the best move forward is a giant step back.

March 8, 2012

Early Bird Gardening 

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Early Gardening: Growing Potatoes In Baskets

It’s still a little bit chilly outside, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your garden.

February 23, 2012

Lies, Lies -- All Lies! 

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Four Chicken Myths Busted

Gallus domesticus is a bird with a bad reputation — a reputation it doesn't deserve.

December 16, 2011

Reduce Reuse Recycle 

Mary Lu Orr and her fire-starting bouquet

Re-Purposing Dried Plants In Fire-Starting Bouquets

Instead of throwing dried plants, flowers and herbs in the compost bin, Mary Lu Orr likes to re-purpose them as fire-starting bouquets.

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