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Tumbler compost bin? Spinning composter? Don’t waste your money.

The spinning (sometimes called a barrel) or tumbler composter is a commercial gimmick to convince you that anyone, including small children or pets, can turn the whole pile at once in a few seconds. Most are too small to heat up properly, can’t be turned when full or nearly full, do not provide enough ventilation,…

The three best things you can do for the planet, no matter who you are and where you live.

1) Start a worm bin in order to covert a third of your waste stream into something that helps the planet. 2) Never, ever again use a disposable bag for carrying home something you purchase. 3) Walk or Bike somewhere everyday. It is not hard to save the planet, commit to it now, never look…

Why you need to compost, even if you have a green bin.

Many municipalities now offer a third (after garbage and recycling) or green bin for composting. And while this is a very good thing it is not a substitute for urban individual compost piles. Your grass, houseplants, vegetable garden, herb garden, and flower garden need compost. Desperately. The single best thing you can do for soil…

Ecological Disaster Looms! Film at 11:00.

It is fall which means just one thing: untold millions of bags of leaves will go into landfills around the country. It goes without saying, that you are using a mulching mower to convert leaves into fertilizer for your lawn. And, of course, anything you can’t mow in you are adding to your compost pile…

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Backyard Ecosystem began as an expression of my determination to make a difference in our own backyard. Literally and metaphorically making a difference at the micro level of my yard and to operate at macro level of treating the entire planet as something I am an integral part of and whose destiny is shaped everyday by what I do in my corner of the world.

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