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Could This Happen in America?

Touch the Soil News #698 (photo courtesy of FOLO Farms) There is little question that market gardening is not economically and financially easy. Like everything else, it takes determination at really being efficient in every move the urban farmer makes. The story we are about to share has a rather unusual beginning. Two years ago in the country of Malaysia six families came together spontaneously for a common mission – grow organic and nutritionally packed food for our loved ones. The FOLO farm (Food for Our Loved Ones) was born. Malaysia is a Southeast Asian nation of 31.5 million people. Given the synergies of the six families, things began to…

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Lazy Man’s Compost

Compost Tea Starter

For some people it may be hard to keep a compost going. Following a few the 5 easy steps from Kelp4less, we will show you how to make it fun and easy to keep a compost box and provide a ready to use fertilizer instead of trashing it in a landfill. In our climate this is the easiest composting process. We call it the “Lazy Man’s Compost”.   Step 1: Decide where it belongs. Keep it in a low traffic area. Away from your house, on the corner of your lot or garden area works great. Step 2: Dig into the dirt a and break up the soil to allow…

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