DIY COMPOST BIN
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Composting 101 for citydwellers
DIY compost tumbler ..the guys at the Extension office made these for a test ..they bought used barrels from a surplus store , just be careful what was in the barrels prior to purchase ...made a support , I think theirs had rollers ... drilled holes for air and a door with a latch then filled them up with a mix of wet ,and dry, and turned away ..a bit more than that but it isn't hard
Worm Hive: A Multi-Layered, Stackable Worm Bin
this looks like the smartest design I've seen in my research. Worm Hive - A Multi-Level, Stackable Worm Composting Bin; I've raised worms before—they are such a boon to a garden: they fertilize and aerate a garden, while helping you put your food scraps to good use! You can tell how healthy your soil is by how many earthworms are in it!
Make your own compost tumbler.
DIY Compost Tumbler: 1 Steel barrel such as a 55 gallon drum. 2 heavy-duty hinges. 4 heavy-duty rollers. 2 door latch locks. 3 drawer pulls. Heavy-duty steel plate such as a straightened “L” bracket. Nuts & Bolts to fit all of the above. Cradle to the hold barrel. This should be about thirty inches high so a wheelbarrow can roll right under for “belly dump” capabilities. Metal would be best but wood is cheaper and works just as well. Flat black spray paint.
Harvesting Rainwater: How to Make a Rain Barrel
Even if you live on a small urban plot, there are many steps you can take to increase your self-sufficiency. From harvesting rain water in a rain barrel to composting your kitchen and yard waste in a compost bin, you can greatly increase your self-reliance by undertaking a few simple DIY projects.