Composting: Worm Bin Bedding


  When starting a worm bin, you’ll begin by adding a layer of moist bedding to the bin.  This articles details how to make a batch of starter bedding.   Good Materials for Worm Bedding shredded newspaper (soak in water and wring out the excess) shredded paper towel rolls (soak in water and wring out […]

Composting: Vermicomposting Basics


  What is vermicomposting? Vermicomposting (composting using worms) creates a nutrient rich soil amendment using kitchen scraps, cardboard, newspaper, dried yard clippings and other organic material that would otherwise be tossed into the garbage.  Worms, with a little help from microbes, eat the organic waste and produce castings  (vermicompost, aka worm poop) that are used […]

Composting: How to Select a Worm Bin

Cedar Worm Bin

  Worm bins are available in a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes.  The type of bin you select for vermicomposting will depend on where you plan to keep it, how much waste you will compost, and personal preference. Material Worm bins must have good air flow and drainage so most bins are made out […]

Urban Farm Tour – 3630 Square Feet in Los Angeles

Root Simple Garden

Join Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne on an inspirational tour of their urban farm in Los Angeles.  In a lifestyle they call “radical home economics”, Knutzen and Coyne use their 3630 square foot lot in the Echo Park/Silverlake area of Los Angeles (which includes a 900 square foot house) for vegetable beds, fruit trees, solar dehydrator, rain barrel, […]

Green Things to Do in Los Angeles [January 4-10, 2013]

Green Things to Do in Los Angeles

  Featured Event of the Week:   Rose Pruning Workshop When: Sunday, January 6, 2012 1:00 pm Where: Ocean View Farms Community Garden 3300 S. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066 Map It Master Gardener Nina Rumely will demonstrate proper rose pruning technique at her annual workshop on Sunday, January 6, 2013 in the Ocean […]