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Turning organic trash into garden gold

We live in a "throw away" society. It's considered easy to wrap something up and throw it in the garbage can. According to the EPA, yard waste, like leaves and grass clippings, account for nearly 20% of all garbage generated each year. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says it's easy to turn this waste into a resource that's reapplied to the garden. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Recycling the garden

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips on cleaning up the garden and composting. She says organic materials like grass clippings, leaves, brush, food waste and paper can produce an effective and inexpensive way to boost your soil's organic content.  Go to full article

Back to the Compost Pile

Lettuce gone to seed, old squash vines and tomato plants... what to do with all the yard and garden "waste"? Amy Ivy heads to the compost bin.  Go to full article

Dishing the Dirt on Composting

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about home composting: design, location, good dirt and gardening.  Go to full article

Keene Students Learn Piles About Composting

A trip to the compost pile. At Keene Central School, table scraps are part of the educational experience. Beth Schmidt reports.  Go to full article

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