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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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Environment and Energy Community Outreach center

This past week we have been fortunate enough to teach some composting workshops to a few¬†summer camp groups at the EECO center(Environment and Energy Community Outreach) in Larimer. It has been so much fun! The kids are learning all about … Continue reading

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We are all growing!

Please take some time to check out all of the the cool things we have to offer here, from worm bins to our composting program- but more importantly, take some time to go out in nature and enjoy the beautiful … Continue reading

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Summer 2014!

We will be selling worm castings for all your¬†plants throughout the summer! Please contact us to see what we have, a lot of our compost goes out to the customers in our compost exchange program, but we do try to … Continue reading

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Why Vermicompost?

I can’t think of a whole lot to add that isn’t already incorporated in the awesome video on Cornell University’s website, so I’ll just go ahead and post it so you can start learning about the benefits of worm castings … Continue reading

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Fall Workshops 2013!

**SATURDAYS in SEPTEMBER** Stop in to Shadyside Nursery, or e-mail us at shadysideworms@gmail.com, to register for a Fall Planting/Planning workshop! There will be two workshops in September: Workshop#1– Learn how to design a successful cold frame for the Western Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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COMPOST TEA

The months of July and August are a great time to put down some compost tea for your plants while they grow into their last stages of development and production. Compost tea will supplant any nutrients that have been taken … Continue reading

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Seed Bombs !

Seed Bombing has its roots in guerrilla gardening and proactive environmental protests, but it also shares some history with places like Hawaii and Africa, where seed bombing can be a useful technique for introducing wildlife into landscapes that have been … Continue reading

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Beaver County Times

I was happy to hear from the Beaver County Times when they said they wanted to include me in an article as a part of their environmental series called “Veil of the Valley”. This article, titled “A soiled past, a … Continue reading

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Compost Tumblers 101

Yesterday I visited my good friends Riva and Jake to help them with their compost and I thought I could use the visit to talk about some common occurrences with composting. Riva and Jake use a large compost tumbler[pictured above] … Continue reading

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