November 29, 2017

Sacred Ponca corn was harvested on November 4th, corn that was grown on this land for many generations until the Ponca walked the Trail of Tears when they were forced off this land 137 years ago.

November 21, 2017

Winterization projects can make a big difference in annual utility costs and help you keep your family warm and safe at the same time. Start with a list and remember to ask for help when you need it. It’s a good idea to map out a budget and a timeline for each project as you go as well.

November 13, 2017

1.  Find a used or buy a Rubbermaid container.

2.  Drill several holes around the bin at the top so the worms have some air to breath.

3.  Soak shredded newspaper and cardboard in water overnight, in a different container.  I’ve found that wetting the papers down versus soaking them overnight that the paper tends to dry out faster.  And a dry worm bin is not a good thing.

4.  Take handfuls of the shredded paper and squeeze out the water so the handful is sponge wet and add to Rubbermaid container.  Repeat until bin is full.

5.  Sprinkle pureed eggshells across the top of the paper. 

6.  Add Worms, either Red Wigglers or European Nightcrawlers. This system is not for earthworms.

7,  Bury a small amount of chopped food in the bottom corner of one bin.

8.  Monitor the food consumption so you won’t overfeed and will know how much food to add weekly.

9.  Check the bin’s moisture levels daily for the first month. There should not be standing water in the bottom and paper should be sponge wet.

10.  Aerate the bin monthly by moving putting your hand in the bottom of the bin and scooping upward.  This is more important when the bin has more finished vermicompost.

For more information worm farming, be sure to check out these Omaha composting articles on the best composting worms  and other styles of worm farms for composting and gardening in Omaha.  

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