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Six months later I am almost ready to harvest the compost produced by my indoor worm bin. It may take 2-4 weeks before I can harvest the compost, during which time I will not be able to add scraps to the bin. So I headed over to Home Depot and picked up some supplies to create a second bin:

2 storage containers (the second to collect moisture from the bin holding the worms) $7.50 each
fiberglass window screen $7.00 
small plastic hand rake (with dulled points) $0.90

Also needed some items I already had at home:

drill
4 Ramekins
duct tape
bedding - shredded newspaper, cardboard, dead plant leaves
organic soil
worms from first bin

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motherearthnewsmag:

Medicinal Herb Garden: Cold and Flu
Grow a medicinal herb garden to help alleviate cold and flu symptoms.

By Dorie Byers
llustration by Beverly Duncan

motherearthnewsmag:

Medicinal Herb Garden: Cold and Flu

Grow a medicinal herb garden to help alleviate cold and flu symptoms.

By Dorie Byers

llustration by Beverly Duncan

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the future is bright

hyperallergic:

image D.S. Kinsel, “The Future is Bright”

“‘The Future is Bright’ by D.S. Kinsel is a mixed media dreamscape of what your future looks like….as long as you stay on the right path. See more art by D.S.Kinsel: www.redbubble.com/people/avantguardian

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motherearthnewsmag:

Trash to Treasure: Rubber Hose Chair
Build a modern and inviting rubber hose chair with reclaimed materials.

By Philip Schmidt
Photo by Will Holman

motherearthnewsmag:

Trash to Treasure: Rubber Hose Chair

Build a modern and inviting rubber hose chair with reclaimed materials.

By Philip Schmidt

Photo by Will Holman

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Smoked Salmon, Goat Cheese + Red Onion on Puff Pastry

Smoked Salmon, Goat Cheese + Red Onion on Puff Pastry

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m24601:

youngblackandvegan:

tokenblackconfessions:

Photos from Ithaca College’s African Student Association “Fight the Stereotype” campaign. So important.

amazing

This is so beautiful..

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snivellussnep:

rifa:

wrongjohnsilver:

I knew I missed something in London!

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies exists.

I MUST GO THERE

I NEED TO GO BACK.

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motherearthnewsmag:

Living Off the Grid and Thriving!
Although their adjustment to living off the grid wasn’t always easy, this Ontario family is successfully generating its own power and growing its own food.

By Cam Mather
Living off the grid is just one way of becoming independent, but even if you are connected, you can still make yourself more self-reliant. The final step on our path to independence was creating a vegetable garden. We have sandy soil, but discovered that the area around the old barn foundation had good topsoil. I started by turning over pieces of sod to create the garden, but eventually got smart and purchased rotten hay that I spread on the areas where I wanted to expand the garden. The hay killed the grass, and as it rotted, it added organic matter to the soil. After six to nine months with the hay on the soil, I could rototill the hay in and be ready to plant. [Keep reading….]

motherearthnewsmag:

Living Off the Grid and Thriving!

Although their adjustment to living off the grid wasn’t always easy, this Ontario family is successfully generating its own power and growing its own food.

By Cam Mather

Living off the grid is just one way of becoming independent, but even if you are connected, you can still make yourself more self-reliant. The final step on our path to independence was creating a vegetable garden. We have sandy soil, but discovered that the area around the old barn foundation had good topsoil. I started by turning over pieces of sod to create the garden, but eventually got smart and purchased rotten hay that I spread on the areas where I wanted to expand the garden. The hay killed the grass, and as it rotted, it added organic matter to the soil. After six to nine months with the hay on the soil, I could rototill the hay in and be ready to plant. [Keep reading….]

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humanscalecities:

drawingnothing:

I thought this was interesting. What surface parking lots did to Cleaveland’s warehouse district (which is a nationally recognized historic district, oops). 
1960s vs today.
Shit like this needs to stop but you still see it happening even today in cities around the country. What a sad waste.

As seen here

humanscalecities:

drawingnothing:

I thought this was interesting. What surface parking lots did to Cleaveland’s warehouse district (which is a nationally recognized historic district, oops). 

1960s vs today.

Shit like this needs to stop but you still see it happening even today in cities around the country. What a sad waste.

As seen here

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Harlem. 110th Street @ Central Park North

Harlem. 110th Street @ Central Park North

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