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Why Worm Composting Produces the Healthiest Soil on Earth

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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Consumer Alert! Tampons and Pads Contain Cancer-Causing Chemicals

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 of this, the Tampon and Pad industry is a $718 Million dollar market.  These products are mass-produced, heavily marketed, and…

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US Fracking Wells Produce 280 Billion Gallons of Toxic Waste Water Annually

Fracking Generated 280 Billion Gallons of toxic wastewater in 2012 – enough to submerge Washington, D.D. in a 22-foot deep toxic lagoon. A new report has emerged showing that the practice generated 280 billion gallons of toxic waste last year – containing cancer-causing and radioactive substances. Fracking a single well can use between two and…

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School Gardens Sprouting Up in Countries Worldwide

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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Laundry Detergent Chemicals Absorbed Through Skin and Inhaled

Most laundry detergents are loaded with extremely toxic chemicals. 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 ingredients. _ Toxic Ingredients Found in Laundry Detergents:…

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Study: Sustainable Farming Proven to Increase Yield at Zero Cost

In potentially “the most important agricultural study this year,” researchers find that sustainable farming methods can help conventional agriculture “shed much of its chemical use,” according to New York Times writer and food author Mark Bittman. The Marsden Farm study, conducted by a team of government and university researchers, is a large-scale, long-term experiment that…

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20 Places to Find Local Food and Organic Farms Near You

As demand for local and raw goods 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…

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Humanure – Goodbye, Toilets. Hello, Extreme Composting!

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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