So happy to share the news! My sweet friend, Kristin Davis, is running her own baking company, Spin Kitchen. After a few years of battling food issues, she decided to get down to business and find out what was going on inside her body! She recently had some serious tests done and discovered she had to make a change with her menu. Not happy with the food alternatives in the stores, she ventured out, bought some cookbooks and began baking delicious goods. Her goods are free of a lot of “stuff”…. gluten free and dairy free are on the top of the list. There’s nothing artificial, and I can pronounce the ingredients! (lol) I am so lucky to be her friend because I get to taste test a lot of the baked goods! I love that Kristin tweaks the recipes and adds her own twist. She’s not afraid to try something different and is always open to suggestions! I am so happy for her! She will rock the Bend baking scene!
She also has a Wonder Worman Worm bin filled with wigglers! Of course these wigglers will be munching on her fruit and veggie scraps. Oh to be a worm in a test kitchen!
I have one more bin left! The dimensions are 4′ x 2′ x 1′. I would love to deliver and set up this beautiful and locally made worm bin for $155. This includes free delivery in the Bend area (call for specifics), worm bedding, and a pound of Red Wigglers!
Check out my website for more info.
The Environmental Center is a fabulous place to learn about environmental choices and grow into an Earth Loving Person. The hard working staff at the center is devoted to the environment in a variety of ways! Check out their site for a list of what they do!
Educating the young kiddos in our schools is the most valuable asset to the center’s program. They stress the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling one’s own waste. When visiting the schools, they educate by using hands on materials. Whether they are bringing in trash to create something usable or sharing Red Wigglers to learn the value of composting, they are sharing their love for the planet.
Another piece of their pie is The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden,a new project this year. They are creating a beautiful space filled with many raised garden beds, composting units and areas for learning to take place. Last week when I dropped off my Red Wiggler castings, Denise was showing a group of second graders how to sift through the compost created by Red Wigglers.
They were using this air vent grate to sift out the Red Wigglers and large pieces of material which wasn’t quite composted. This material and wigglers were then put back into the worm bin and the valuable casting were stored for later use in the garden beds. I thought this was a very clever way to reuse an air vent! I hope to get my hands on one soon. I will visit Packit, the local salvage center.
I am so grateful for the Environmental Center! They provide so much to the community and to my business. Many of my clients are referrals from my friends at the center. WE are doing our best to reduce the amount of usable waste that heads to the landfill!
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Today, I decided to take some pictures of my thump coffe cups in my worm bins. The cups are 100% compostable and made from sugar cane and lined with material derived from corn. Most of the compostable products made today are meant to be hot composted in a commercial facility, but I like to see what happens when these products are put into a cold composter like a Red Wiggler bin.
I have conducted many, many tests with compostable products. Compostable plates, cups, utensils, and packages have been put to the test. They are all breaking down at various rates with the plates being the quickest. thump coffee (yes, I realize the “t” is not capitalized. That’s their logo. Bravo Carlos) cups are breaking down rather quickly too.
The Red Wigglers are doing fine and are not bothered by the cups. Some days I can find them inside cleaning up the leftover coffee!
Thanks Miller Elementary’s PTO for purchasing 2 Wonder Worman Worm Bin Packages! The Red Wigglers are ready to chomp on fruit and veggie scraps from the students and staff.
Miller Elementary is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified School. Most of their standards revolve around the “3 R’s (reducing, reusing and recycling) which begin during construction and continue through the life of the school. Having Red Wigglers recycle their usable waste fits perfectly into the school’s concept.
For more info on Miller’s design click here.