so i recently learned about terracycle this bold new company that makes organic fertilizer for gardens and stuff. they sell a product called worm poop which is just what it says it is. so they get all sorts of organic waste and feed it to worms. the worms poop it out and they mix the poop with some water and heat it up and then sell it as fertilizer. it is much more effective than regular fertilizers and doesn't wreak havoc on the soil. conventional fertilizers are like plant steroids and though they make things produce alot, they also strip the soil of natural nutrients and make food less nutritious. over time the soil becomes so contaminated that it doesn't produce anything. forcing massive crop rotation.
this stuff actually makes plants grow bigger and healthier and because it is not grown in raped soil it has all the nutrients God meant it to have when He created it in the first place.
now, as if that isn't cool enough, they package all of their stuff in recycled soda bottles. and you can collect those bottles and they will give $.05 or $.06 to your favorite charity or school. check out their bottle brigade for more information. i am going to collect and i can't decide if the $$ should go to kipp key academy where my girls used to go or to my community garden. so i have asked both of the organizations if they are interested and hopefully one will respond.
from the terracycle website:
There are millions of soda bottles every day which end up in garbage cans and landfills across America. As an eco-friendly, innovator, TerraCycle packages its organic liquefied worm poop in bottles collected from schools and recycling centers from every corner of the country. It's no wonder that Red Herring Magazine named TerraCycle as one of the Top 100 Most Innovative Companies in 2004 and Inc. Magazine featured TerraCycle on its July, 2006 cover as "The Coolest Little Start-up in America"!
TerraCycle's Bottle Brigade program allows almost any organization to save 20 oz. plastic soda bottles from getting thrown away. Better yet, TerraCycle will donate $.05 to the charity of your choice. If you don't have a charity currently in mind, you also have the option to select from a list of other charities or save 10 square feet of the rain forest with every bottle! There are no signup fees whatsoever. To see if this program is right for you, click here for some FAQs.