How-To’s

HOW TO: create your own compost pile this fall

Wondering what to do with that mess of leaves and twings covering your lawn this fall? Why not create your own compost pile to use for future planting. All composting requires three basic ingredients: Browns, which include materials such as dead leaves, branches and twigs Greens, which include materials such as grass clippings, vegetable waste, .. read more

On September 19th, 2011, posted in: How-To's by

Peaches Are In!

Peaches Are In!

Although peaches are ready as early as May and available until late September, peach season is at its peak in July and August. That means it’s time to get out there and pick those peaches. When selecting peaches examine the area around the stem. This area indicates the ripeness of the peach when it was .. read more

On August 1st, 2011, posted in: How-To's by

HOW TO: Create a Bag Using an Old CD

HOW TO: Create a Bag Using an Old CD

Don’t know what to do with those old CD’s? Can’t bring yourself to throw them out? Now you don’t have to. It’s time to turn them into something useful and personal that you can store a treasured item in or give a special gift in. Say so long to that store bought paper sack that .. read more

On July 23rd, 2011, posted in: How-To's by

HOW TO: Create Homemade Fire Starters

If it’s been awhile since your Boy Scout or Girl Scout days, here is a simple trick to create fire starters out of items that you may have around the house. This simple craft is an excellent solution to what to do with your left over candle scraps, scented wax tarts or broken crayons. These .. read more

On July 18th, 2011, posted in: How-To's by

HOW TO: {Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms}

HOW TO: {Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms}

At our 2011 Annual Meeting at the Dairy Barn, Sustainable Forestry Associate Tanner Filyaw demonstrated Oyster Mushroom log inoculation. The process is simple and can easily be done at home to grow these delicious fungi. What You’ll Need Felled soft hard wood logs approx 4-6″ in diameter cut to approx 40″ lengths. Tanner used Red .. read more

On July 12th, 2011, posted in: How-To's by