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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.

bicycle rack in front of brewery

Photo: Evil Erin (Flickr)

If you're cycling to a craft brewery this weekend, pedal responsibly.

It’s really therapeutic in a way, you know, because it’s living things and you’re a part of it and you keep it going.

That’s Leigh Bush. She’s lovingly referring to her vermicomposting bin full of red wiggler worms. Along with two composting experts, we answer your questions about how to do it right.

After that, we’re celebrating National Bike Month with Bloomington, Indiana’s two-wheeled recycling operation Pedal Power.

It’s also American Craft Beer Week, so the folks of Traditional Arts Indiana go inside the world of homebrewing.

And finally, two recipes: ones uses strawberries and the other is a great excuse to break out the grill.

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Composting 101: Tips And Tricks For Creating A Healthy Heap

compost sign

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.

Make Your Own Portable Compost Bin

make your own vermicomposting 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.

Strawberry Season: Fresh Take On Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake With Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits And Yogurt

We're celebrating strawberry season today with a fresh take on strawberry shortcake using homemade buttermilk biscuits and yogurt.

Second Servings: Hoosier Homebrew

homebrew bottles

Traditional Arts Indiana speaks with Hoosier homebrewers to hear their stories of malting mayhem, hoppy accidents and social gatherings called brew-ins.

Pedal Power And Recycling: Breaking Away To Greener Living

Chad Roeder stands with his bike in front of a row of trash cans

Bloomington-based Pedal Power tries to save the earth one bike ride at a time. Chad Roeder is the brawn behind the brains of this operation.

Get Out And Grill: Shrimp On Rosemary Skewers

Rosemary Shrimp Skewers

Rosemary stems not only add a unique flavor to this dish, their sturdy stems serve as perfect skewers.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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