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Seasons

Thank you for checking out my business! 2017 season has begun, and I thought I’d take a moment to talk about how this all started. In 2012, before Shadyside Worms, I found myself able to practice my gardening and composting … Continue reading

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Community Composting

Join us for a workshop that will teach you how to compost large amounts of waste in a community setting. Start a composting group in your neighborhood, build a compost heap at your community garden, or empower your organization to … Continue reading

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Garlic Needs Great Compost

Garlic is most often planted in the fall in the Zone 5/6 temperate zones, but it is easy to plant, and often times it is worth planting in the spring if you forgot to plant last year. Now that March … Continue reading

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Gearing up for Winter

After surviving the past two winters of bitter cold, it’s important to be prepared this time of year when it comes to backyard composting! First thing you need to do is find a source of fresh wood chips. Find a … Continue reading

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SPRING is HERE

We are opening the doors at Shadyside Nursery Saturday April 25th! Come down and get some worm castings for your garden or talk to us about composting and vermiculture! We have lots of workshops, events, and even a CSA planned … Continue reading

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Workshops and Programming

This is a lovely article about our trip to Allentown to teach some kids in an afterschool program about composting and worms, check it out! The Brashear Kids If you are looking to set up workshops for your organization or … Continue reading

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Turn your food scraps into fertilizer!

If you’re one of the many people that would like to compost, but don’t have a yard or the proper space, you finally have a way to do it! Our residential composting program, the Curbside Compost Exchange, is designed just … Continue reading

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