Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Grab Bag of Winter Reading

While our gardens are sleeping we can turn to other pleasures. Some of us like to have a stack of books at hand for the deep winter months. Here are some fun reads suggested by our executive.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bokashi for Heating Compost

At the recent Homesteading Bootcamp I learned how to make my own bokashi. Bokashi is an anaerobic composting system, using fermentation, to break down meat and dairy products that would otherwise go in the garbage. Plant based composting materials can be handled this way too.

I knew a little about bokashi but my ears pricked up when Rob Hughes, our instructor, mentioned it was wonderful for heating up the regular compost pile.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Uses for Invasive Species

There was some discussion about invasives at our last meeting. This post introduces a new angle.

Like most Powell River residents, you are probably fighting a battle with blackberries and English ivy, trying to prevent them from taking over your yard. This spring, instead of attempting to dispose of the plants you pull out or cut off, why not