blockvideos shows how to build a cinderblock compost bin for recycling needs. The builder will need 20 corner blocks, 36 AB York blocks, 12 AB Dublin blocks, 17 wall caps, 5 fifty pound bags of crushed rock, and and 2 tubes of masonry adhesive. To begin, find a location to bui ...more
In this DIY gardening video tutorial, you'll find instructions on constructing your own compost bin. More precisely, this video will show you how to build a compost bin from recycled skids and coat hangers that'll have your friends green with envy. Take a look!
In this how to video learn to build a compost turner using 100% salvaged materials. This tutorial is excellent for the beginning gardener. Start your own compost and grow great plants with this step by step video.
Looking to make a worm composting bin? Look no further. This video vermiculture how-to will see to it that you know everything you need to know to start your own worm-assisted compost process. For more information, including detailed instructions on setting up your own worm co ...more
Leigh Ramsdell and Hal Brindley with The Environmentals discuss how to build a worm composting bin. To build a worm composting bin, you will need a plastic tub or a box with a lid. Calculate one square foot of surface area per pound of worms. A pound of worms can process a hal ...more
This instructional video demonstrates how to build a rodent resistant composter. If you find a rat in your compost, stop adding to it for a time and set a rat trap with bait to catch it. When you begin composting again, use a composter with wire mesh to keep rats out.
In this tutorial, we learn how to build a cheap worm composting box. Start out by using a large plastic box that has a lid, a storage box works great. Also, grab two vents that you will place on the sides. Lay your vents down on the sides of the box and outline how large they ...more
The video starts out with the narrator explaining the benefits and uses of a compost pile. He then begins to demonstrate the steps to start a compost pile. He lists the ingredients and demonstrates how to mix it up with a pitchfork and shovel. He advises to put brown organic m ...more
So you've decided to make your own fertilizer from compost. Watch this video to learn how to construct a homemade compost bin from a garbage can.
Composting is said to be every gardener’s gold, but making compost and getting it ready could take up to a year. Professional growers have discovered that compost activators can help speed up composting quickly…sometimes to as little as 30 days! 6 Steps to Speed Up Composting ...more
This how-to video by the nonprofit group Kitchen Gardeners International shows you step-by-step instructions for successful organic composting.
Using simple materials in most any home, this video provides a novel solution to fruit flies in your compost pail. Composting is a great idea, but if you are not careful, the fruit flies will start to take over and you'll wish you had never started. But this simple idea will k ...more
Most people know that you can add vegetable peelings and egg shells to your compost heap, but did you know that you can also add nail clippings, human hair and pet hair? In addition to organic matter that you or your animal friends naturally shed, you can also add latex ballo ...more
While it is easy to create and maintain your compost pile, you can enjoy it more knowing a few basic tips. International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is May 7 through May 13, 2017. First launched in 1995, ICAW is a great opportunity to share enthusiasm and awareness of the b ...more
" Interested in learning about how to make your own compost for agriculture, horticulture, your garden, or landscaping project? Thanks to the zinelibrary.info there is a 30 page DIY zine from 1980 (by H. H. Koepf, originally printed by the Bio-Dynamic Farming & Gardening Asso ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a homemade compost tumbler. Find a large barrel and mount it on a wood frame. You can use recycled materials, like an old pickle barrel if you can find one. There should be an axle in the middle of the wooden posts that runs through the t ...more
Food waste is a topic near and dear to my heart, but the truth is, no matter how dutiful we are about finding ways to double-down on food scraps, a lot of stuff goes into the trash needlessly. Composting is the obvious answer. This is the process of taking organic waste (thin ...more
Learn how you can compost with worms or vermicomposting with this how to video. Worm compost is a great easy way to make compost without the hassle of turning the compost. And you keep the squiggly little guys as pets too! Watch this environment friendly tutorial and you can h ...more
Be green and eco-friendly by learning about compost. This video shows the basics of compost, composting materials, and the different methods of composting.
A short demonstration on how to build a compost powered hot shower. This is a part of the greater effort for permaculture in desert living.
Lars explains how to use a recycled plastic compost bin. Video shows how bin has no bottom to help your soil stay biologically active. Watch video for best results.
This video shows you how to make compost from organic debris in the garden and leftover food.To make compost, you must add organic debris or scraps of food to such as pine needles, leaves or fruits to your compost bin. You should use horse or cow manure to speed up the process ...more
Lars explains how to use a tumbleweed compost bin. A very quick and easy process is key into creating compost for your garden. Watch video for best results.
This is a tutorial on how to compost at home with a composting bin. First, you have to select an area for composting ensuring a location with plenty of sun and a water supply. You will need to divide your bin into two sections, one for the finished compost, the other for creat ...more
This video explains how to make an inexpensive compost roller. The video begins with a composed pile shown covered with a tarp to keep rain away from. The materials needed for this project consists of 3" barrel nuts(2), 3" hinges(3) and machine screws(3pk) from a local Wall-Ma ...more
Every day, the average American throws away about four pounds of trash. But a lot of your daily trash could actually be very useful in the garden, as composting. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein shows you how to use a three-bin composting system. Growing Wisdom ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to recycle your used coffee grounds into compost for your personal garden. Coffee grounds are very good for your soil and can be used for all winter long. If you stick a thermometer in there, you will see that it is about 106 degrees. T ...more
The regular toilet is a huge waste of water, and those low flow toilets don't always get rid of your "business." The Keep it Green girls discover an eco-friendly way to discard human waste and create compost for your garden. Learn how to turn your waste into compost with the c ...more
Adding compost to your garden soil increases its nutrient content and overall fertility. Watch this video to learn easy and effective methods of adding compost to soil.
If you're working on creating the healthiest, most fertile vegetable garden possible, you might want to consider adding composted cow manure to your soil. Not only is composting great for your garden, it's easy. So easy, in fact, that a complete overview can be presented in ju ...more
Watch this 3 part video tutorial series to learn from James Rowe, owner of Earth First Lawn Care on how to make your very own compost tea maker. Compost tea will help provide nutrients to your garden, and help it to grow healthy and strong. It also helps the environment becaus ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a tumbler bin composter and compost in 14 - 21 days. The materials needed for the composter are: 1 plastic drum, 6 nails or strong pins, (3) 1 square inch tubes, 3 hinges and lock, 3 yards of wire, and 1 square foot of zinc. Be ...more
Watch this 2 part video tutorial on how to make your own garden compost. Garden Organic shows you the right way to make your compost, store it, and know when it's ready to use. Your plants will thank you for your efforts. Watch these videos in order to get your compost efforts ...more
Soil is arguably one of the most important ingredients when starting a garden. Buying it from the store is easy, but sometimes store bought soil doesn't work as well. Now making your own soil, cannot only help make your garden grow, but gets rid of unwanted fruits and veggies. ...more
Southwest Yard and Garden shows viewers how to use recycled paper in compost! In order to compost paper you should first shred up the paper into pieces. Then you need to work in the paper into the soil or sand. You should work the paper into the soil in equal parts. Make sure ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to begin composting. When you compost, you have a lot of choices of where you want to compost. You can do it inside of a metal bin, in a small tumble type of container, or a wood cedar box. If you are doing a lot of composting, use a large compos ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a compost toilet. First, you will need a 5 gallon bucket. Then, you will need to put a toilet seat on top of it so it's comfortable. After this, build a cabinet around it to make it look nice. After this, you will need to put something in ...more
Being a city dweller does not mean you cannot save the planet — or your food scraps. Climate change and resource management are big issues. Composting in any size space is not only possible, but it gives you a chance to reduce greenhouse gasses and reuse food scraps. Right no ...more
Compost is a very important part of your garden. In order to create the compost you need five very important ingredients: air, water, heat, nitrogen and carbon. You can introduce air circulation by crossing branches. Water your pile so it does not dry out, but you do not want ...more
In this video from billjackjane we learn how to bury waste after the bucket is full in Bokashi compost. Dig a trench 3 feet wide and 1 1/2 feet deep. Drop in the waste. Make sure all the excess juices have dried off. Spread it around a bit. Cover it with soil. In about 4-6 wee ...more
Are you looking for a little microbe magic? Think composting. Composting is a great way to reuse food and plant waste that you would otherwise throw into the trash, which would just end up in a landfill somewhere. During the composting cycle, microbes reduce this organic wast ...more
Rosalee de la Foret shows how to achieve this by adding five ingredients. First you'll need airflow. To achieve this choose large sticks of branches that normally fall from trees. Cross them while placing them on the ground. The second ingredient is water. You'll need to keep ...more
The title may be a bit deceiving. This tutorial is going to be showing you how to make compost tea from scratch. No, you can't drink it yourself, but your plants will be sure to love it. This mixture of ingredients is perfect for growing big and beautiful plants and veggies. A ...more
Video shows how to start composting at home using a stainless steel compost pail. A quick and easy tip to creating compost while performing other tasks. Watch video for best results.
Most people think of compost as something you make out of garden waste, but in this video we learn how a smaller amount of it can be made out of your daily kitchen waste. If you drink coffee and cook at least one thing a day using vegetables, than this video will help you turn ...more
How to make a compost pile with green and brown materials Your compost pile can be either free standing or it can be made inside some type of container. The compost materials can be divided into greens and browns. Greens are materials like green plants, manure, and coffee grou ...more
Interested in making and using your own compost? Fortunately, as this home gardening guide from the British National Trust demonstrates, it's quite easy to do. So easy, in fact, that this gardener's guide can present a complete overview of the process in just under four minute ...more
Patti Moreno, aka “the Garden Girl” shows us how to make compost tea for your garden. You need to prepare compost tea and feed to the plant. To prepare compost tea, first you need to take coconut fiber soil, put it in a cloth, and tie it. Place in a 4 gallon of bucket of water ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to make your own compost heap. Compost is nature's own living fertilizer. It can be purchased at stores, but you can also make it yourself. This can be started in any weather and at any time of the year. Tree trimmings, grass clippings, ...more
Wherever possible it is a good idea to make your own garden compost. It not only saves you having to dispose of garden waste, the compost that you make is great for the garden. There's an old saying that goes "you only get out of the garden what you put into it" and one of the ...more
If you're looking for a great way to help add extra nutrients to your plants, this tutorial has a possible solution. It's called compost tea and it can be made using only about three different ingredients. This tutorial will tell you how to make this "liquid gold" for your pl ...more
In order to make a make worm compost, you will need the following: plastic containers, shredded newspaper, water, food scraps, and worms. Modify the containers in order to allow air to get through, by making holes in the lid. Shred some newspaper. Moisten the paper with water ...more
Going green has never been so hardcore as Jack Mountain's bushcraft podcast. This is basically a 10 minute poo tutorial. Fortunately for us, Jack's "deposit" is simulated, and we are spared seeing the real act or his prodigious backside. Know this. In the area of human compo ...more
I am simultaneously awed and grossed out by the idea and execution of said idea. In this video, Virginia Gardiner decided to make a waterless toilet. From poop. I'm still digesting this.
There are some ingredients I cook with so often I can never buy too many of them, and most of them are produce. Onions, garlic and fresh herbs are staples in a lot of dishes, and they may be inexpensive, but when you use them on a daily basis it can add up. Some foods are eas ...more
Coffee beans are one of my favorite things in the entire world. They smell intoxicatingly perfect. And when ground up and steeped in hot (or cold) water, they somehow taste even better than they smell. Don't Miss: Make Perfect Java Every Time with These Pro Tips Yet when the ...more
Like Costco's price codes or the tags on your bread, the numerical codes printed on those sticky little fruit and vegetable labels can reveal a lot of information to us consumers. Once you understand the codes, you can look at that little label (also known as PLU, or "price lo ...more
All day I dream of eggs: scrambled, poached, over easy, hard-boiled, fried, baked, raw... Okay, the last one is a joke (unless you're Gaston, which means that you eat five dozen of them and you're roughly the size of a barge). But eggs are freaking good in just about any cooki ...more
There is very little in this world that tastes as good as a glass of fresh-pressed juice. The flavors in fruit and vegetables are more clean and immediate on your palate, while the chlorophyll and nutrients seem to zip right into your bloodstream. A really great glass of fresh ...more
Many foods do not come in natural packaging that is as useful and versatile as its content. Eggs are an exception. So, the next time you buy a carton of eggs, be sure to hold onto the eggshells after you are finished cooking with them. In the kitchen, you can use eggshells to ...more