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Archive for 'Composting'

Food Scrap Pickup in Cambridge

The last few weeks I’ve been helping get the word out about the new food scrap pickup program in Cambridge. A pilot program with just 500 residents was done last year, and this year they’re expanding it to about 5,000 residents on the Monday trash pickup route. I’m so excited that this includes me! The […]

Nontoxic Pest Control

As you know, we have a tiny garden in self-watering planters on our porch. This makes caring for our herbs and veggies easy. We only need to refill the water reservoirs about once a week, and we get much better results than we did with the old pots. However, we hit a bump in the […]

Random Tip: Compost at Cambridge Winter Farmers Market

Cambridge residents have always been able to drop off food scraps at the DPW or the Whole Foods on Prospect Street. Now we can also take them to the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market. The market is running Saturdays from 10:00 to 2:00 through April 30 at the Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street, and the […]

Festival Recycling: 3 Lessons Learned

On Thursday I talked about some of the vendors I discovered at the Boston Local Food Festival. But the thing I was really taken with last year was the trash collection. This year they diverted 13.16% more waste  than last year—by composting 3,600 lbs, recycling 1,820 lbs, and only throwing away 900 lbs. I even […]

A Spinning Composter

A guest post by Sharon Tomasulo, from Library Hungry. I got a new composter for my birthday! The one I got for a good price from Medford is decent, but it’s hard to stir up. Also, it’s almost full, and I don’t know what to do with my new compost as I wait for the old […]