Got yard and food waste? Ready to transform it into nutrient and microbe-rich compost? The Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s Solid Waste Division wants to treat you to free how-to-compost classes.  These classes are 2 hours and held next door to the MSB’s Central Landfill near Palmer at the recycling center or Valley Community for Recycling Solutions. Learn …

What is the Best Source of Topsoil

Author Ellen Vande Visse What’s the best source of topsoil? Oboy…I’ll answer this FAQ as best I can. First of all, what is the truckload of topsoil for? Lawn? Landscaping? Truckloads are appropriate for large areas. Garden? The smaller area means you can either: – Order a commercial load, or – Haul, place, and mix …

Sources of Compost and Topsoil in Matsu

Author Ellen Vande Visse Sources of Compost & Topsoil in Mat-Su Susitna Organics http://www.susitnaorganics.com Randy Southrada 907-841-9426, near Houston on Hawk Lane (new owner, coached by founder Mark Fisher) Products: Compost and Compost/soil blend. Compost in bags or order a bulk load. You can also order soil-compost mixes. Bags—Where Sold: in most garden stores, also …

Composting in Winter

Author Ellen Vande Visse Composting in Winter and Worm Bins: Some Tricks for Success Outdoor Compost Pile Winter is the time to just stockpile your kitchen wastes in a pile outside and let them freeze. There is a trick, though, to prevent the garbage from melting into a congealed and smelly mass in the spring. …

Composting With Leaves

Author Ellen Vande Visse Composting with Leaves Leaves are chock-full of nutrients! These are examples of the “gold mine” you’ll have with normal growing conditions. Of course, the amounts vary with the kind of tree and its conditions, but the minerals are packed in those leaves. boron calcium chloride copper iron magnesium manganese nitrogen phosphorus …

Composting Turns Garbage Into Gold

Author Ellen Vande Visse Composting Turns Garbage into Gold Here are the simple steps It may take nature decades or centuries to make humus that is crucial for a productive field or forest. You can produce fertile humus in 2 months by composting. Compost is both the ultimate fertilizer and the ultimate in recycling. You …

How To Compost

Author Ellen Vande Visse HOW TO COMPOST – Make Black Gold in 6 – 8 Weeks – A Successful Hot Composting Method & Alternatives THE GOAL is to optimize the conditions for the workers (the microorganisms) to decompose and transform organic waste into rich finished compost in 6-8 weeks, using the hot compost method.    …