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The Ground Up is Taking Root

Last month I visited The Ground Up – Houston’s new powerhouse in organic soils, compost and mulch. I first saw them at an OHBA event this spring. They’re marketing is

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A compost bin next to a wooden fence.

DIY: $5 Compost Bin for Leaves

This month the leaves have been falling in Houston. In my neighborhood, lawns are covered with them and landscape crews are blowing, raking and bagging. As I drove around I

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Three raised garden beds in a backyard with a shovel.

CSI: Compost Soil Investigation

In August 2009, I started Project 802 which consisted of building three raised beds for growing vegetables. It appears I did not do enough research before buying the soil for

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