Lisa Daugherty prefers layering carbon on top of food scraps in a compost bin so that it doesn’t attract flies, squirrels, ravens, and bears.
Materials decompose or break down into basic nutrients that benefit a flower or vegetable garden.
Remove all dead and dying vegetation so that it doesn’t turn into prime slug habitat. And, don’t forget to bring in your begonias, dahlias and fuschias for the winter.
Juneau’s city-run RecycleWorks program is looking to consolidate its operations on a single site and add a composting operation. The complex deal would involve selling city land to the Alaskan Brewery Company and hiking utility rates.
A small Juneau start-up is proving that household composting works. Lisa Daugherty of Juneau Composts! is already receiving accolades for her subscription-based service that’s keeping tons of green waste out of the landfill.
A new business venture by the Petersburg Indian Association has begun to provide the town with locally made, environmentally friendly compost.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski suggests using a plot of nice, loose, well-drained soil that was not used for potatoes last year.
Clean up garden debris and start mixing compost into your soil before covering garden beds with plastic.
Garden and lawn clean-up, and moving compost pile contents to garden beds
Horse manure is good for your compost bin, but no pet droppings