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Mike hosts the nationally syndicated public radio show You Bet Your Garden, which airs every Saturday at 11am on WHYY-FM (90.9) in Philadelphia. “You Bet Your Garden” is also the name of Mike’s column in the quarterly gardening publication Greenprints, appearing in every issue since 1998. Mike was editor-in-chief of Organic Gardening magazine from February 1991 through December 1997. Mike’s most recent publication is The You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes. Released in February 2012 by Fox Chapel Publishing, it’s a completely revised and updated third edition of Mike’s classic tomato tome, which was previously titled You Bet Your Tomatoes. In the mid-1970s Mike was the entertainment editor of Philadelphia’s weekly alternative newspaper The Drummer, and editor of the associated college newspaper The Daily Planet. He wrote countless feature articles for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Daily News in the 70s and 80s, and enjoyed two brief stints at Marvel Comics; as editor of their British line in 1971 and as a writer and editor in the ‘Marvel Bullpen’ in 1979. Mike lives in the boonies of Lehigh County with his family, organic garden, and an inconsistent number of rescued cats. He plays pinball, enjoys baseball, grows way too many tomatoes, and will not eat lima beans, no matter how much you pay him.

TEDxPhoenixville, the first TEDx event in the Philadelphia region, celebrates the creative, innovative and inspiring work happening right here and all around the world. Our objective is to present thought-provoking ideas via an annual day-long event featuring compelling speakers and performers.

Welcome to Ideaville, a place where local can mean everything from our solar system to our community. A place where YOUR BACKYARD becomes a universe of amazing ideas. In 2012 TEDxPhoenixville explored your backyard from the perspective of the arts, science, technology, education and humor, and how a lively mixture of ideas and people can lead to inspiration and innovation.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.*

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Voici le vidéotest de Worms 2 Armageddon !!

Plus d’armes, plus de niveaux, un mode campagne, du XboxLive…Worms 2 apporte beaucoup de choses par rapport au Worms HD, mais lors de son passage sur le Live Arcade, certaines armes ne sont pas là si l’on compare à Worms Armageddon de 1999. Un épisode à conseiller, surtout si vous pouvez y jouer à plusieurs, car là est bien le point fort du jeu.

Bonne vidéo à tous :) founders show two easy how-to composting methods and discuss environmental benefits of keeping food waste out of landfills. Learn more at

Time for a very long overdue update on the bathtub worm farm.. Have been a tad slack harvesting the castings & also had a few invaders into the farm so decided to overhaul the whole tub..

How to build a bathtub worm farm from recycled materials…

How we feed our compost worms, worm slushies anyone ?

Slow compost pile & compost worm farm, 2 for the price of 1..

Harvesting worm castings from the Bathtub Worm farm..

Compost worms / Vermiculture playlist..

Have also included a link to Praxxus55712’s YouTube clip on his worm composting set up in his Voodoo garden..

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Worm farming is the perfect way to reduce your household food waste, create food for your plants and significantly increase your pet-count all at the same time. Fitting easily onto a balcony or courtyard garden, it’s also well suited to inner city living. Gardening Australia host and composting expert Costa Georgiadis guides us through the basics of worm farming as part of his compost series for Do Something FoodWise.

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This video was made in proud partnership with Cultivating Community, Frankston City Council, Whitehorse City Council and City of Yarra Council.

Really can’t get more simple that this barrel farm.. I call it a dump & walk barrel as that is how I feed it.. A catcher or 2 or lawn clippings get dumped into the barrels & I walk away, its as easy as that.. The prunings & old plants from the veggie bed in the patch go in whole if they are small enough or get the once over with the lawnmower to chop them up a bit if they are to large.. A great type of farm to have under a fruit tree as any nutrients that leach out will feed the tree..

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John from shares with you the #1 reason that he sees why your compost pile is not composting or heating up. Having too much moisture and/or having bugs in your compost pile is another sign it is having problems.

You will discover the top reason for having problems with your compost pile and how to correct it.

In this episode, you will learn John’s simple trick so you can get your compost tumbler or compost pile up and running as quickly as possible.

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We humans have actively discouraged nature’s way of recycling. How? By turning to large-scale garbage dumps. The solution? Composting. So here’s how you can recycle right where you are.

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