As Gardenergal will tell you, it’s good to compost. You can simply start piling up material in your yard and in about a year will have a nice pile of compost. Or you can use some kind of container to speed up the composting process. You can buy ready-made tumblers, but they tend to be expensive. However, for about $50 in parts and a little time, you can make your own.
Compost tumbler instructions [PDF]
PDF file with instructions to make a water diverter, as discussed at Butler College on 4/10.
Collecting rainwater for the garden (PDF, 650KB)
On Saturday, March 27, 2010, I had the opportunity to teach five classes at Free College Class Day at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. I met so many wonderful people who inspired me to get this blog going after a very long delay. In sharing my gardening experiences, tips, and little bit of knowledge that I possess, my students lifted my spirits and inspired me to be more than I am. I hope to see at least some of them at my next class, April 10, 2010 in Andover, Kansas, where I’ll be teaching a class from 1 to 5 p.m. about how to “be more green.” The Butler noncredit website is having some technical difficulties, so if you want to sign up, please call Susan Howell at the college at (316)322-3193 or (316)733-3193 from Wichita. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org – I hope to see you all there! To those who asked, recipes will be forthcoming! Stay tuned!