Tag Archive: Composting

Fall into Composting

A wooden bin is easy to use for composting kitchen and yard waste. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson Fall is the time of year many of us spend countless hours raking leaves and pine straw, piling them up, watching kids jump into the piles (then re-raking!), and bagging them up for disposal. However, what you may …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/06/fall-into-composting/

Composting Made Easy

Red wigglers hanging through the bottom bin of a “Worm Factory” vermicompost system. Photo by Molly Jameson. What if I told you there was a way to create compost indoors? No pitchfork required, no hot steamy temperatures, a simple mix of ingredients, and it would fit right under your kitchen sink? As long as you …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/03/composting-made-easy/

Composting With 4-H Clubs

A two liter soda bottle with the top cut off makes a great mini compost bin. This is a a new batch with soil mixed in to experiment with jumpstarting the composting process. With the promise of fresh vegetables just around the corner, now is a great time to think about starting a compost pile …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/24/composting-with-4-h-clubs/

Composting Recycles Yard Waste, Makes It Beneficial

With all of the rainy weather Northwest Florida has been having this summer, plenty of excess yard debris is littering our yards. Don’t put it in the landfill, Compost It ! Compost Pile Compost is used primarily in bed preparation to improve the soil and can even be used in preparing potting mixes. Partially composted material …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/05/composting-recycles-yard-waste-makes-it-beneficial/

Livestock Carcass Composting

Composting livestock carcasses is a relatively inexpensive, biosecure and environmentally sound approach to addressing the issue of carcass disposal when properly managed. Livestock Mortality Management Dr. Josh Payne, Oklahoma State University Extension Area Animal Waste Management Specialist Livestock mortality is an issue encountered by every rancher. Mortality may be associated with disease, injury, age, or …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/09/28/livestock-carcass-composting/