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    Container Gardening,  Food Politics,  Genetically Modified,  Growing Food

    Organic Gardening at the Rodale Institute

    If you are a home gardener wanting to educate yourself and strive for organic gardening, you need to read up on the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.  Founded by J.I. Rodale in 1947, the Rodale Institute’s initial mission was to create an example of how organic farming could work.  Because of health aliments, Rodale wanted to study the process of organic farming, verses conventional farming and the benefits of going organic.  Originally ridiculed for his vision, Rodale is now revered as a pioneer and his grand-daughter and great grand-daughter carry on his legacy, forming the largest multi-media company dedicated to restoring a healthy plant, Rodale Incorporated. History of Rodale When…

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    Composting at Home

    To decrease our carbon footprint, home cooks should consider home composting. Benefits to home composting include not only reducing your carbon footprint, but also growing a better home vegetable garden.  Composting is the process of controlling the decomposition of organic matter by providing the proper environment for the process to take place. Devices can be purchased to start your composting project, such as this metal container with holes in the top to allow the material to breath during the decomposition process. These are relatively inexpensive, but not necessary.  A good compose pit can be just a loose pile or old pallets stacked in a square.  Just allow 1 cubic yard…