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Compost at Home

Sally Brown | Posted 11.14.2016 | Green
Sally Brown

This blog was going to be an amusing guide to how to compost food scraps at home. I even had my lead- one of my favorite memes of the election Lots ...

The Black Gold in the Freezer

Liz Neumark | Posted 08.31.2016 | New York
Liz Neumark

The subject of food waste has never been more popular, generating vigorous discussions about the amount of edible food that ends in the trash. How we create and think about our trash - like food waste - has evolved with the growth of our consumer economy.

9 Creative Composting Ideas From Across the Country

Hometalk | Posted 09.17.2014 | HuffPost Home

Exactly how you compost will vary depending on your state's regulations, climate and amount of rainfall. Here are 9 creative home solutions from composters across the country (and one Canadian).

Join the Revolution -- It's Not What You Think

Valerie Kausen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Valerie Kausen

When I look around at the state of the world: the wars, the debilitating addiction to technology, massive species die-off, ocean destruction and overu...

I Live With 600 Earthworms

Vivian Liao | Posted 02.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Vivian Liao

Composting is important enough of an activity for our environment that it should be widely promoted and easily practiced. Hopefully, my little tale of worms inspires you to go out and make vermicomposting work for your living space.

How Do I Keep My Compost Contaminant Free?

Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

From Networx's Chaya Goodman: I interviewed three professors to find out what, if any, contaminants could be lurking in home compost piles. I wante...

WATCH: How To Conquer The Compost Bin

Posted 01.20.2012 | Latino Voices

About 8 years ago, I got a compost bin. I was on my way to doing my part. And I failed miserably. For whatever reason, it didn’t happen for me. So ...

Priscilla Woolworth: Compost Q & A

Susan Fogwell | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Susan Fogwell

To shed some light on home composting, I turned to Priscilla Woolworth, who avidly composts, and asked her a few basic questions on how to get started.

How to Manage Food Waste

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

Food scraps should not be sent to landfills or incinerators. Instead, the best option for disposing of food waste is composting, whether at home or in a municipal system.

From Uncycling Junkie to Recycling Addict, All in One Short Decade

Penny Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Penny Love

My mother was way ahead of her time when it came to not wasting anything.

PHOTOS: 25 Incredible And Surprising Uses For Fruit And Veggie Peels

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From The Daily Green's Jeff Yeager: The Green Cheapskate brings you another in his ongoing but sporadic series Don't Throw That Away! Today's install...

Four Ways To Compost Indoors

Jenn Sturiale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenn Sturiale

For those of us without access to backyard, frontyard, or even sideyard space in which to compost our food scraps, there are still ways in which we c...

British Author Pushes For Less Food Waste

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Though Americans are often criticized for the amount of food we consume, a new book by British author Tristram Stuart gives the west a mouthful for al...

The Garden Girl (VIDEO): What Do You Get With Kitchen Scraps And A Worm Bin?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, and her daughter Al, the Garden Kid, are probably the only people who could still be endearing as they weed through wor...

The Kitchen of the Future Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

[T]here have been a lot of new ideas in how you design a kitchen, what you put in it, where it goes when you are not using it. We look at some of the ...

Cities Contemplate Composting The Toilet | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In addition to catching raindrops, homeowners and building managers are trying out another way to conserve water: composting toilets....

The Best Home Composters Money Can Buy

Slate Magazine | Jude Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I resent having to do on my own what any green-minded city should do for me. But this year, urbanites across the States are hitting the mud patch: Mic...