Biochar for Soil Sustainability

“Biochar’s high carbon content and porous composition helps soil to retain water, nutrients, protect soil microbes, and ultimately increase crop yields while growing healthier, more productive, disease-resistant plants. All the while helping combat global climate change by sequestering and stabilizing rich organic carbon in your soil,” explained Michael Wittman. Biochar is a charcoal soil amendment that has been made in Asia, often from bamboo, for thousands of years…

Kids feed Root Systems

Kids that grow organic veggie gardens can become good stewards of the land, growing their own independence and self sufficiency. The soil is alive! Every cubic inch of healthy soil is a miniature world of beneficial living organisms that feed all living things on our planet. This micro-universe takes the organic material in the soil…

Kids Worm Bin

Kids can have a wonderful science project when they create a worm bin for their fruit and veggie garden. Red earthworms create food for the soil and nutrients for the plants called castings. Worm farms can found at the hardware store or garden center. Many bins are smaller than the one pictured here. Earthworms like…

Kids Patio Composting

Kids can find many different types of compost bins at the hardware store or garden center from small enough to sit on the kitchen sink to a large trash bin. There are many covered bins with pleasing designs that can be placed in a sunny spot on the patio with attractive pots and planters around…