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How to Compost

So you’ve made the decision to start composting. That’s super! But where do you start!? Composting is a very simple process that can immense benefits. By remembering these easy steps, you’ll be making the highest …

Compost Tea Recipe

Compost tea is a great way to add organic fertilization to your garden! It can be applied by spraying on the leaves or pouring into the soil near the roots. Ingredients/Tools needed: Rock dust/Azomite powder …

Sheet Mulching

So you’ve decided you want to plant a vegetable garden where your lawn is. That’s great! But what’s the first step? The most important thing to focus on when building a garden of any kind …

New focus on food security needed

New focus on food security needed in shadow of COVID-19 pandemic Original Article: https://www.redding.com/story/opinion/2020/04/12/new-focus-food-security-needed-shadow-covid-19-pandemic/5127564002/ Local food, clean water, and energy security safeguards our health and appreciably reduces the risk of pathogens and pandemics.   Food security …

Volunteers Rescue Shasta College

Volunteers rescue Shasta College’s 10k veggie seedlings from going to waste. Original Article: https://www.redding.com/story/news/2020/04/09/shasta-college-redding-nonprofit-providence-international-plant-sale/2974735001/ The coronavirus pandemic has essentially shut down Redding, including the campus of Shasta College and its horticulture department. But the college’s …