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I am a local food advocate, father, husband, garden nerd, worm composter, and educator. I enjoy writing about gardening, composting, farming, worm composting, and green living, among many other topics.
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Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
5 years ago
How to Make a Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

Learn to make a natural fruit fly trap made from stuff already in your kitchen right now. Fruit flies are super annoying. Ever wondered, "How to I get rid of fruit flies?" The answer is to make a simple homemade fruit fly trap. My natural fruit fly trap recipe works well, takes less than 2 minutes to set up, and is made from stuff you already have in your kitchen right now.

Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
5 years ago
452 shares
How to Make Compost Tea with Worm Castings

Compost tea is a tea made from steeping (or brewing) compost instead of tea leaves. It isn't appetizing for you but your plants will love it! The nutrients and beneficial microbes in the compost diffuse into the water. There are two ways to make compost tea: the basic method (simple steeping) or the aerated brewed version. This article will teach you a compost tea recipe and instructions for both compost tea brewing methods. Vermicompost tea is simply compost tea that was brewed using vermicompost (also called worm castings or worm poop) as your compost instead of compost from a hot compost pile.

Environment
by chickendaddyo
5 years ago
Where to Buy Red Wiggler Worms for Composting

Learn where to buy red wiggler composting worms online. Worm Composting (Vermicomposting) is easy, convenient, good for the Earth, good for your plants, and fun. Worm composting allows you to responsibly dispose of your kitchen scraps while at the same time creating a high nutrient compost that you can use on your indoor or outdoor plants. This article will teach you how to purchase red wiggler composting worms online.

Lifestyle
by chickendaddyo
5 years ago
What to do with your Old Christmas Tree

The last Christmas present has been opened and the last carol sung. The Holiday season is over, what to do with your old Christmas Tree? This article will teach you 4 eco-friendly ways to dispose of your evergreen Christmas tree now that the season has passed.

Lifestyle
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
A FUN Way to Save Money on your Family Energy Bill

Play the family energy audit game and your teenagers will remind you to turn off the lights! Don't worry, this game is way more fun than it sounds. Really. The family energy audit game is designed as a fun way to incentivise your family to save money (actually often earn money) and save energy which helps the environment.

Lifestyle
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
How to Throw a Christmas Gift Exchange Party

The goal of a gift exchange party (also sometimes called a "dirty Santa party") is to celebrate Christmas with a group of people while only purchasing one gift. A Christmas gift exchange party or gift swap happens on one day (at a Christmas party) and no one knows who will end up with what gift. Christmas gift exchange parties are a great way to save money and protect the environment because you only have to buy one gift and therefore the the Earth only has to produce one gift.

Environment
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
Why Do People Compost?

Compost is a dark, nutrient-rich organic material that is the result of decomposed garden, yard, and kitchen waste. Why do people compost? In this article you will learn the main benefits of composting and why you should start composting food scraps at home.

Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
What to Compost and What Not to Compost

Compost is a dark, nutrient-rich organic material that is the result of decomposed garden and kitchen waste. The two main benefits of composting are responsibly disposing of your kitchen scraps and using free materials to create "black gold" to improve the quality of your soil and help you grow healthy plants. This article will teach you what you can compost and what NOT to compost.

Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
125 shares
Compost Directly in Your Garden with an Earthworm Composting Tower

This article will teach you how to build an earthworm composting tower that will allow you to compost your veggie food scraps directly in your vegetable or flower garden. The finished nutrient-rich compost seeps into the surrounding soil and is spread around your garden by the natural work of nightcrawlers and other earthworms.

Environment
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
Worm Composting for Kids

Worm Composting (Vermicomposting) is easy, convenient, good for the Earth, good for your plants, and fun. Worm composting allows you to responsibly dispose of your kitchen scraps while at the same time creating a high nutrient compost that you can use on your indoor or outdoor plants. Kids love worms! In this article you will learn how to teach your kids to vermicompost using earthworms.

Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
How Many Composting Worms Do I Need?

Worm Composting (Vermicomposting) is easy, convenient, good for the Earth, good for your plants, and fun. Worm composting allows you to responsibly dispose of your kitchen scraps while at the same time creating a high nutrient compost that you can use on your indoor or outdoor plants. This article will teach you how to measure your food waste, calculate how many composting worms you need, and determine what size worm bin you should use.

Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
How to Build a Homemade Worm Composting Container

Worm composting is a form of composting in which you feed your vegetable food scraps to a specific type of earthworm, red wigglers. Red wiggler composting worms need some sort of container or bin to live in. Almost any container can be used as a worm bin or you can build your own to meet your needs and those of your worms. This article will give you recommendations on what type of container or material to use and how to build a homemade worm composting container.

Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
Top Dressing a Plant with Compost

How to Use Compost Around your Home and Garden Plants. Adding compost to your house plants, garden, or lawn will make any plant healthier. Top dressing your plants with compost is one of the easiest ways to use nutrient-rich compost. You can make your own compost or purchase compost from a hardware store. This article will teach you how to top dress the plants in your garden, home, and your lawn.

Auto
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
How to Change Your Motor Oil

Now is a great time to learn how to change your motor oil. You will save a ton of money over the life of the car, save time (no more waiting around in oil change shops reading bad magazines and drinking stale coffee), and have the satisfaction of maintaining your own vehicle and know it is done right. This article will give you simple step by step instructions on how to change your engine oil and how to change your oil filter. You will also learn how often to change your engine oil and what type of oil you should put in your car.

Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
261 shares
What is the Correct Moisture Level in a Worm Composting Bin?

In order to survive, red wiggler composting worms must have a certain amount of moisture in their environment. This article will teach you the correct moisture level for a worm bin and how to adjust the moisture level in your bin.

Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
40 shares
What to Use as Worm Bin Bedding

Composting worms need moist bedding in order to survive. Almost any carbon source can be used as worm bin bedding, but some worm bedding material works better than others. This article will give you an overview of what worm bin bedding material works best and where to get it.

Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
6 years ago
How to Use Compost

You have heard that compost is good for your garden, lawn, and house plants but you may not know how to use compost to make your plants healthier. This article will teach you 5 easy ways to use compost in and around your home to make the most of its benefits.

Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
7 years ago
What do Red Wiggler Worms Eat?

Worm composting (Vermicomposting) is a form of composting in which you feed your veggie food scraps to a specific type of earthworm, red wigglers. Worm composting allows you to responsibly dispose of your kitchen scraps while at the same time creating a high nutrient compost that you can use on your indoor or outdoor plants. What do red wiggler worms eat? This article will give you an overview of feeding your composting worms.

Home & Garden
by chickendaddyo
7 years ago
Free Carbon Sources for Composting

Composting requires 4 materials: Carbon (brown stuff), Nitrogen (green stuff), water, and air. When you are starting a new compost pile you will need an abundance of carbon sources for composting. This article describes several different brown compost materials that you can use.

Auto
by chickendaddyo
7 years ago
What Does Engine Oil Do?

You know that your car needs oil to run, but what does engine oil do exactly? You are told to change your motor oil frequently to keep your car running well. Why is that? Why is the function of motor oil so essential for running your car? In this article you will learn the four basic functions of engine oil and why it is so important to change your oil regularly.

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