Tag: Composting

Green Metropolis Fair This Saturday in Chicago

Green Metropolis Fair This Saturday in Chicago
I’ll be part of an urban gardening panel at the Green Metropolis Fair, this Saturday. The panel on urban gardening will be moderated by Tim Winkler from Mindful Metropolis. It will take place on the 2nd floor library from 3pm-4pm. If chance to see me bomb in front of a live audience isn’t enough of... Read more »

How to Get a Rebate on Rain Barrels or Compost Bins in Chicago

Want to make your home or garden more sustainable? Installing a rain barrel is a great way of conserving water in your garden Similarly, composting allows you to create a great soil amendment out some things you’d normally would throw away. Perhaps you haven’t installed either because of the price. Or maybe the DIY gardener approach to rain barrels... Read more »

Recycling in Chicago: a Push for Blue Carts and Paper Drive

The Chicago Recycling Coalition is asking Chicago residents to show up at Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall on Monday, June 7, 2010 to support Alderman Tom Allen’s push for expansion of the blue carts for all Chicagoans. Also, the City of Chicago is conducting a neighborhood paper drive at 24 locations throughout... Read more »

Weekend Gardening Chores

Like always I’m waiting until it is really late in the season to start on my fall gardening chores. This weekend I plan to tackle several of them and get them out of the way. Today I’m bringing in my houseplants that are still outside, if you live in an outlying suburb of Chicago there... Read more »

Urban Farming Classes in Chicago Fall '09

There are several urban farming classes/workshops in Chicago this fall that can help you extend the growing season or help you get prepared for next spring. Here are some opportunities that have landed in my inbox recently. Cold frames There’s a cold frame building workday-October 14th, 4-7p.m. at Uncommon Ground on Devon. Techniques for building... Read more »

Make Your Own Worm Composting Bin

Worm composting, or Vermicomposting, is a good way to recycle the organic waste you produce into a soil conditioner. Worm composting can be done indoors and outdoors and is great way for apartment dwellers to participate in composting. Yesterday, at a gardening event, I came across this demonstration of a worm composting bin by the... Read more »