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Red worms eat their way through kitchen waste to produce rich soil amendment

Keeping a worm farm is an easy project

Kym Pokorny | Aug 12, 2016 | News Story

Wiggle your way into worm composting

Worm castings -- AKA poop -- add valuable nutrients to the soil and is easy to make. The hardest part is making the bin and that's not difficult.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 23, 2018 | News Story

Sheet mulching — aka lasagna composting — builds soil, saves time

Sheet composting, also referred to as lasagna composting or sheet mulching, is a cold composting method used by people around the world for generations. It is an excellent way to convert grass to vegetable beds, create new ...

Jan 2013 | Article

Streamside plan #1, Steep Slope - dry streambank

A design for gardens near streamsides with steeper banks and dryer soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

Streamside plan #3, Gradual Slope - Wet

A design for gardens near streamsides with gradually sloped banks and wet soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

Three methods for no-turn cold composting

Recycling organic debris for composting and improving soil doesn’t have to be a chore! If hot composting is not for you, try one of these easy cold-composting methods. Each has advantages and disadvantages but the end result is the same: improved garden soil and less organic waste in landfill.

Jul 2017 | Article

Streamside plan #2, Average Slope - mixed wet/dry

A design for gardens near streamsides with average sloped banks and mixed wet and dry soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

I gotta have more worms!

Q: Where can I find information on adding worms to soil that has none? Thanks.

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Composting with worms

Information about how to use worms to compost.

Dec 2017 | Article

PNW native plants for the streamside garden

Trees and shrubs for the water's edge or drier areas, groundcover, ferns, and other useful tips

Linda R. McMahan | Jul 2018 | Article