Compost applications

Compost for Victory Gardens and Organic Farming

During World War II, labor shortages stretched the nation’s food production system to its limits. Americans were encouraged to harvest their own food by establishing “Victory Gardens” at their own homes.  Twenty million Americans answered the call, growing fresh produce that helped the nation prevail through a difficult time.  By 1944, historians estimate 20 million

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Compost to grow cannabis

Growing cannabis in Michigan is now legal. Growers have limited space and high capital investment but there’s also an increasing interest to grow organically. Successful crops depend on high rates of fertilizers and irrigation water to keep plants green and buds big. According to Biocycle magazine, cannabis is often grown indoors under artificial light. Diseases

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Compost for DOT use

The US EPA has designated over 50,000 impaired water body segments in the United States, identifying sediment as the leading source of surface water pollution. In recent years, several agencies and DOTs have published guidance documents for using compost to protect water quality, erosion control, sediment control and post constructions storm water management. DOTs across

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Compost for Green Infrastructure

Buildings in the US account for nearly 25% of all the water consumed in this country, 40% of the municipal solid waste, 50% of all greenhouse gas emissions, 30% of all virgin wood and raw materials use, and 40% of all energy use (75% if you include transportation between buildings) according to the US Green

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5 Ways to use compost

New planting of lawns: Apply ½” to 1” of compost with seed on new lawns. Lawn will grow faster than hydroseed with less finish leveling work required. Top dress existing lawns: Apply 1/4-inch of compost as top-dressing to improve vigor of existing lawns Planting bed: Add in layers of compost about 2 inches thick in

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