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February 19, 2014

Waste Not 

An outhouse sits in a snowy field in Idaho

The Dirt On ‘Humanure’

As the world's topsoil erodes and drinking water stores dwindle, developed countries could be forced to recycle more human waste to grow food. How safe is it?

June 18, 2013

Waste Not 

Dimly lit apple core sits in front of a black backdrop

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.

June 12, 2012

Up Up And Away 

container planters made from light fixtures

Look Up, There’s A Garden On The Roof

A roof is a terrible thing to waste. That's why the Middle Way House has transformed their roof into a garden for growing food and collecting water.

June 2, 2012

Podcast Goodies 

cattails

Foraging For Cattails, Garden Tower, Salmon On The Grill

In the podcast today, we forage for cattails and grill up some salmon. We also chat with the guys behind the innovative Garden Tower Project.

May 19, 2012

Beer Bike 

bicycle rack in front of brewery

Spring Traditions: Composting, Homebrew, Bicycles

It's National Bike Month and American Craft Beer Week. Earth Eats celebrates with a look at a two-wheeled recycling operation and Hoosier homebrewing.

May 11, 2012

Trash To Treasure 

compost sign

Composting 101: Tips And Tricks For Creating A Healthy Heap

Why does the compost pile smell? How often do I turn it? How do I know it's garden-ready? This composting primer is handy for beginners and experts alike.

May 10, 2012

Waste Not Want Not 

make your own vermicomposting bin

Make Your Own Portable Compost Bin

Just because you rent, don't have a backyard or move every year doesn't mean you can't compost. Here are some creative ideas for making your own portable bin.

January 14, 2012

Hot To Hoop 

Stephanie Solomon in the hoop house

Cold Hardy Greens Thrive In Hoop House

In spite of frigid winter temperatures, kale, collard greens, bok choy and salad greens are growing inside the hoop house at the Butler Park Community Garden.

July 25, 2011

Poisonous Chemicals 

dead tree

Herbicide Causes Widespread Tree Deaths

An herbicide once touted as an environmentally friendly option to traditional herbicides is responsible for thousands of tree deaths.

April 19, 2011

DIY Compost 

Chicken Wire Compost Bin With Food Waste

DIY Chicken Wire Compost Bin

I constructed this easy chicken wire compost bin. Now I only generate one bag of trash a week.

April 1, 2011

Sustainable Agriculture 

sharlene fish

Composting, Permaculture, Sustainable Home Gardening Methods

Composting, hydroponics, aquaponics, permaculture - you wanted more about sustainable agriculture, and we've got it for you on this special episode!

March 27, 2011

Build Your Garden 

assembly 2

DIY Compost Bins: The Cure For The Common Cold (Snap)

Shake off the not-quite-warm-enough blues, throw on a couple of layers, and get your heaps in order because planting season is just around the corner.

November 25, 2009

Recycling and Composting 

three receptacles: trash, recyclables, and compostables

City of San Francisco Implements Mandatory Composting Program

Last month the city of San Francisco implemented the nation's first mandatory composting program, helping to close the loop locally in the bay area.

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