4 ways to support us (and other local businesses) this Small Business Saturday

Every year, squeezed between the chaotic overconsumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes a more conscious shopping day: Small Business Saturday. Never has this day been more important than in 2020, when the pandemic has wreaked havoc on so many small businesses. We’ve been very fortunate to be able to continue operating at full […]

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Tips for dealing with fly larvae in your compost bucket

As the weather warms, we’re starting to get questions about small larvae crawling around inside your Little Green Buckets. Based on last summer, we estimate that 5-10% of buckets will have this “problem” during the warm summer months. Jump to the tips. What are they? More often than not, they are Black Soldier Fly (BSF) […]

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Kid friendly activity: an experiment with mulching of desert soil

Yesterday we posted an in-depth explainer to help our readers understand the differences between soil, mulch, compost, and dirt. It’s International Compost Awareness Week, so we should really be turning our full attention to composting now. But mulching is so important to our arid high desert climate that I decided to linger on it for […]

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What’s in that pile? The difference between compost, mulch, soil, and dirt.

Last week I surveyed our followers on Instagram to see what I should focus on during International Compost Awareness Week. One of the results that jumped out at me was this one: If 43 percent of our audience needs help with basic terminology, that seems like an obvious starting point for building compost awareness. Don’t […]

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International Compost Awareness Week, May 3-9, 2020

Today marks the beginning of International Compost Awareness Week. Last year, we celebrated this special week with a compost giveaway at the Downtown Growers Market. Our plans to do the same this year have, of course, been disrupted by Covid-19 and the severe restrictions that have been placed on our local farmers markets. Instead, we’ll […]

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