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Best Ways To Maintain Moisture In Compost Piles

In hot and dry weather climates, water is a critical ingredient for effective composting. The expression “water is life” certainly applies to microbial life as well.  Without adequate moisture, compost microbes cannot survive. An overly dry compost pile will experience …

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What Makes Cannabis Composting Unique?

The rapid legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational use in the U.S. raises questions about how to aerobically compost this waste effectively.  To understand this process we should first look at what makes composting this plant so unique. Cannabis …

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Compost Solution on Richard Branson’s Island

Life is different on Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Breath-taking views are found at every turn and villas or the whole island are available for rent year-around. Aldabra giant tortoises, flamingos, and scarlet ibis roam …

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Equestrian Manure-Bedding Composting Makes Sense

Did you know one horse produces about 31 pounds of manure and over two gallons of urine per day? Manure management on equestrian farms can be a challenge; keeping neighbors happy, horses healthy, and meeting zoning and health standards. Transporting …

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Composting Cannabis Waste

A cost-effective, efficient way to manage cannabis waste and comply with federal or state regulations. 1. Save Green to Grow More GreenCanadian and U.S. regulations require cannabis farms to shred plant waste and mix it with an inert substance (i.e. …

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How to Control Compost Odors

The first and last concern everyone has about composting is the smell. Compost odors that offend (malodors) can make life very difficult, and coexistence with neighbors sometimes impossible. In other words; all your investment is at risk when you generate …

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Grounds for Composting

Why Compost Coffee Grounds? What is the impact of composting coffee grounds? When building a composting recipe, do coffee grounds count as food scraps or bulking agent?  These are questions we sometimes hear about coffee grounds in a compost pile.  …

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So What’s the Deal with Bulking Agents?

So What’s the Deal with Bulking Agents? Understanding how bulking agents function in the compost process allows us to find the optimal material for any composting operation. This article explores: What is bulking agent? Why is it important to the …

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Can You Compost In Winter?

Winter Composting Tips From Green Mountain Technologies Question: Is it possible to compost in the wintertime? Answer: Sure.  However, there is less margin for error for composting effectively in severely cold weather.  We have clients that maintain compost temperatures of …