spencer's boy

master composter, worm translator, urban advocate, organic pioneer ...

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15 hours ago with 1 note

Via diy-and-crafts-awesomeness

Tagged: compost

diy-and-crafts-awesomeness:

This DIY compost bin .. [Via Pinterest]

diy-and-crafts-awesomeness:

This DIY compost bin .. [Via Pinterest]

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21 hours ago with 6 notes

Via mamisgarden

mamisgarden:

they are all so much happier now, under their fluorescent sun and misty flows from the humidifier….was happy to get one cheap from the thriftstore!
this is one of my Vitis

mamisgarden:

they are all so much happier now, under their fluorescent sun and misty flows from the humidifier….was happy to get one cheap from the thriftstore!
this is one of my Vitis

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1 day ago with 7,289 notes

Via humansofnewyork

Tagged: action truth urban

humansofnewyork:

"We’re the Eco Adventure Club! Everyday we go on an adventure to learn about plants and animals in the city. Today is our eleventh adventure. We’ve been to Prospect Park, the Botanical Gardens, and today we’re learning to use maps on the High Line. We’re even growing our own garden. Everybody say Raaassstttaaaffaaarriii!"

humansofnewyork:

"We’re the Eco Adventure Club! Everyday we go on an adventure to learn about plants and animals in the city. Today is our eleventh adventure. We’ve been to Prospect Park, the Botanical Gardens, and today we’re learning to use maps on the High Line. We’re even growing our own garden. Everybody say Raaassstttaaaffaaarriii!"

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1 day ago with 1 note

Via pointsnandfigures

Tagged: compost food waste

In June 2013, the U.S. Food Waste Challenge was launched, calling on U.S. producer groups, processors, manufacturers, retailers, local municipalities, and government agencies to reduce food loss and waste; to recover wholesome food for human consumption; and to recycle discards to other uses including animal feed, composting, and energy generation. The goal of the Challenge is to lead a fundamental shift in how Americans think about and manage food and food waste.”

http://www.porknetwork.com/blogs/Alumbaugh-Everyone-is-Responsible-268133782.html?aid=190911091&author=JoAnn+Alumbaugh#sthash.n5fMHKdO.dpuf

I am glad there is an effort to curb food waste.  I’d love to see us do the same with packaging. 

(via pointsnandfigures)

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1 day ago with 322,907 notes

Via myloveismusic13

odysseydawn:

Moon flowers, yes? My grandmother loved these, we have them planted in our garden :)

(Source: myloveismusic13, via mermaidbootyqueen-deactivated20)

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1 day ago with 34,791 notes

Via humansofnewyork

Tagged: education truth

humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

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2 days ago with 9,693 notes

Via noliteralmente

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2 days ago with 35 notes

Via nowinexile

Tagged: Gaza urban ag

nowinexile:

Palestinians in Gaza use Israeli rockets as pots for planting. 

True urban agriculture.

nowinexile:

Palestinians in Gaza use Israeli rockets as pots for planting. 

True urban agriculture.

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2 days ago with 222 notes

Via organicandurban

Tagged: garden compost

organicandurban:

Tugelatuin
A community garden in Amsterdam with fantastic raised beds all around. These are sectioned off and each child is given a square to tend. Too awesome.

organicandurban:

Tugelatuin

A community garden in Amsterdam with fantastic raised beds all around. These are sectioned off and each child is given a square to tend. Too awesome.

(via manorganic)

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2 days ago with 3 notes

Via diycraftsideas4u

Tagged: how to compost

diycraftsideas4u:

DIY Compost Sifter - view more crafts HERE

diycraftsideas4u:

DIY Compost Sifter - view more crafts HERE