Public hearing from the CT Agricultural Experiment Station on the invasive Emerald Ash Borer

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Connecticut residents are becoming, increasingly, aware of an invasive threat that is very real. Over the past 100 years, the state’s native woodlands and urban forests have been hit hard by the gypsy moth, the Japanese beetle and the hemlock woolly adelgid, among other pests. More recently, Connecticut has been bracing for the possibility that […]

Todd Educating Organic Professionals on Compost & Compost Tea

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Todd was at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society on December 9, 2014 educating future organic professionals from the PA NOFA Accreditation course on compost and compost teas. The Pennsylvania Horticulural Society is the largest horticultural society in the country! Todd Harrington talking about compost. “A stable compost needs moisture! About 50 percent”Make sure your compost maintains […]

Benefits of Vermicompost

Vermicomposting  is the process in which worms turn organic wastes into very high quality compost. Certain species of worms such as Red Wigglers are a species of earthworm adapted to decaying organic material. These worms thrive in rotting vegetation and compost. The worms create Vermicast also called worm castings is the end-product of the breakdown […]

Why Vertical Mulch?

Trees in  their natural, wilderness environment, constantly help each other create their own soil and mulch via their annual “leaf drop”. The leaves that fell seasons prior decompose into rich topsoil with the newly fallen leaves acting as mulch. This is the natural process of trees in their natural environment. Trees, know how to create their own, healthy, fibrous root system […]

Crazy Snake Worms

We are receiving calls daily regarding lawns and landscapes that are infested with moles. We are trying to find out why there is all of a sudden such an increase of moles. It could be grubs but our conclusion is that it is more than likely from the presence of invasive Crazy Snake Worm that […]

Symphony of the Soil

This documentary provides a captivating mix of art and science, which conveys that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Yet most people are soil-blind and “treat soil like dirt.” Through the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance, and […]

Soil Can Make You Happy?

  Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy Image by amoceptum By Bonnie L. Grant Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain and are without side effects and chemical dependency potentials. Learn how to […]