Compost is organic matter that has been broken down or decomposed.  Food scraps, coffee grinds, paper, wood, leaves, and grass clippings are all examples of organic matter that can be composted.  Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming and maintaining thriving soil fertility. There is nothing wrong with traditional composting, but when you’re goal…

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tampon

Tampon producing companies will probably never warn you about the chemicals contained in their products – so here’s your warning. The average woman will have her period once a month, for about 5 days, for around 40 years of her life. Products to keep women clean and fresh during this period are a necessity.  Because…

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School garden

Students learn more than horticulture when they get their hands dirty. Red and yellow tulips are blooming at Winchester Public School in downtown Toronto, but that’s not all that is growing there. Students are planting radishes, spinach, parsley, carrots and mouse melons, too. Composting is the lesson for the day in this large food garden. “The worms…

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Most laundry detergents are loaded with extremely toxic chemicals that you could be absorbing through your clothes. Residues of these chemicals are left on your clothes and are absorbed by your skin and evaporated into the air where they are breathed in. Most would be surprised to find that even ‘Green’ labeled detergents contain toxic…

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20 Places to Find Local Food and Organic Farms Near You

As demand for local regenerative farms continue to rise, more people are asking – where do I find local organic? Where do I find raw milk and join a herd share? Where are the farmers markets, co-ops and stands? Search engines are actually terrible at locating these underground hubs, which makes it so frustrating to…

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For more than a decade, 57-year-old roofer and writer Joseph Jenkins has been advocating that we flush our toilets down the drain and put a bucket in the bathroom instead. When a bucket in one of his five bathrooms is full, he empties it in the compost pile in his backyard in rural Pennsylvania. Eventually…

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