Frank here, wishing everyone at Biofortified a Happy Earth Day! It’s been 40 years since this modern celebration of our planetary home began. As you think about what you can do for the Earth, why not try starting a compost bin in your backyard? Here are some online resources where you can learn more about composting and decide what style of composting is right for you!
- Compost guide at Vegweb
- Cornell Waste Management (how do you deal with animals?)
- University of Illinois Extension
- University of Nebraska – Composting with worms
If you are gung-ho you can go all out with a bin of worms in your house, or you can take the tried-and-true slow method and just pile it up in a bin in your back yard. And when the compost is ready you can complete the cycle and spread it around your veggie garden! You get free fertilizer for your plants, and the EPA says it helps the planet! It’s a win for everyone.
I like to use my husks to provide the carbon for my compost. Waste nothing!
For Earth day I’m going to study some part of the natural world. I found a population of purple and white flowers. The purple color is dominant over the white color – which means that many of these purple flowers are heterozygotes. Ok, who wants to help me count all the flowers so I can calculate the allelic frequencies? Anyone?