Farm Waste Turned Farm Treasure in New Jersey

farm cowIt is awesome to be farming in this age of technology here in New Jersey. There are a lot of options available to us to improve the way we do our business. Aside from state-of-the-art farming tools and good variety of seeds, we are now able to be socially responsible for our surplus and waste.

Today, let us set aside talking about how to make the plumpest of harvest and talk about our farm waste. I hope you will pick up some nifty tips if you have not heard or applied it yet in your own farm.

The closest to my heart is organic waste recycling. There are tons of organic waste, such as crop residues and animal waste that are generated from our farming activities. These materials considered as waste are actually raw materials to make organic compost from, so you can fertilize the land again. It is like getting free seeds to plant again!  For instance, your crop residues are good for compost or mulch material. The compost is now widely used for its ability to improve the soil quality and fertility. The animal waste can be turned to biogas or fertilizer.

If you do not have the time to do the recycling yourself, there are companies that provide cost-effective recycling services for any organic waste material you have. They can process pre-consumer plant-derived waste and animal waste materials. These companies can take care of the collection and transfer of the waste and recycle it to produce quality compost. The compost is then sold to gardeners and landscapers. Think about the new beauties that will pop-up from the soil enriched by the waste from your farm.

Another issue we are facing is disposing of crops that do not look perfect enough for selling. We all have that off-sized fruit and vegetable that we cannot sell in the market. Really a big waste, I must say because the look does not decrease the nutritional value of the fresh produce and there are a lot of people that can still benefit from it.

Good thing, there are organizations that can help us farmers to put these cosmetically flawed fruits and vegetables to good cause. You can connect with local food recovery organizations to save these crops from the dumpsters.

And now for all other waste that we cannot recycle or donate, there is the good old dumpster. It is where everything else go. Maintaining that by ourselves is tedious. So why not find your official dumpster rental? There are a lot of good and efficient dumpster rental services here in New Jersey. The only problem is picking because they offer very competitive prices and efficient service starting from order to pick up. They have a wide variety of dumpster options to suit your requirement plus you also do not need to worry about hauling it away because scheduling a pick-up date is very easy. I have so much good things to say about this service but you can visit the official dumpster rentals NJ site to get a quote and advice.

I hope these handy tips help you find treasures in your farm dumpsters

Urban Farms and Our Need For it

I found that the only true way to sustain yourself is by growing your own food, unfortunately we don’t all have farms or even yards to convert into small gardens. With stuff like droughts and financial instability going around in the news lately it became apparent that there might be a time when food is so scarce that people wouldn’t exchange it with money. Of course that is an extreme situation that might never happen, but being prepared is way better. I then found that many people living in the city started to make small farms on rooftops and similar places, urban farming has become some sort of fad to people like health fanatics and vegans. They’re not really trying to solve food problems or anything of the like, but it seems to me that their little hobby seems to be a very good solution to problems like self-sustainability.

Personally I have had a lot of lean times in my life, the whole lack of food has been a problem that I have faced. Urban farming may be a good way to help those in need and feed them, what I propose is for local governments to let citizens and volunteer use unused city properties and portions of parks to start a small farming community, people tend to the community’s urban farm, and when it’s time to harvest people get to enjoy what they reap, or give it to those who need it the most. As long as people help tend to the garden they may get what they need from it.

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People might say, soup kitchens and food drives handle feeding the poor. Though true, it’s often not enough, studies and surveys shows that though these endeavors do good, a lot of good, it still not enough. If a large scale endeavor for the popularization of urban farming for the community is done, it could improve the food situation for everyone quite significantly. This could also be a learning experience for the younger people of the community, the art of growing your own food has been lost because of these so called modern times.  Kids, just because you can Google it and watch a YouTube video about it doesn’t mean you will be able to learn how to do it instantly, doing is still the best way to learn doing things.

Aside from helping those in need, Urban farming is a good way to help save money, if you can find a spot to start a small vegetable garden, you can grow your own vegetables allowing yourself to save a lot of money. I found that vegetables have been getting more and more expensive, to the point of it being more expensive than meat. You would be surprised how much you can save when you grow your own vegetables.

 

The ability to grow food is and will always be a very valuable skill, if you allow yourself to learn it and  apply it no matter where you live, you will find that your life will be significantly be more easy to live.

Here Are the 7 Steps You Should Take Towards Pain-Free Back

There are a lot of different types of pain one can experience, that are far worse than back pain, but unlike most of those other pains back pain often time restrict your movement and might even keep you completely immobile. There are times when you just can’t avoid injuries like these, accidents happen and sometimes they are back related. But you can still avoid the ones that are caused by bad habits and injuries due to your direct actions. Here are the 7 steps that the chiropractors at the wellness chiropractic Tucson office recommend that you should take towards a pain-free Back.

  1. Injury Prevention

We often see those posters in our workplace stating “Protect your back” or “Proper method of lifting” which shows you how to lift up heavy objects while avoiding back injuries. Prevention is still better than cure, avoiding a back injury is the best thing you can do to getting a pain-free back. Simple actions such as lifting with your leg, and not carrying something beyond or nearing your limit can save you a lot of pain or even your life.

  1. Keep in Shape

If you really need to do all that lifting, you need to keep in shape. A healthy diet and exercise is essential to keep a sturdy body, much more a sturdy back. Developing back muscles will increase the overall structural integrity of your spine, not to mention you will look taller.

  1. Don’t Sit All Day

If you can do all that keeping in shape as an everyday routine, and your work involves you sitting all day you should at the very least give yourself time to stand and stretch your body. Sitting for long periods of time actually causes a lot of stress on your back, to combat this you must make your workout routine designed to strengthen your back to reduce the stress put on your spine.

  1. Avoid Sudden Movements

Depending on how fit you are the likelihood of you injuring your back due to sudden movements will vary, but either way you still can get injured. Keep calm and avoid abusing your body, unless in circumstances of emergencies or anything of the like you should avoid sudden movements. I once injured my neck really badly when running away from a friend whom I played a prank on, my body was going faster than my head due to the sudden movement, causing something similar to a whiplash. That ruined the whole day; I had to take pain killers and anti-inflammatories. So yeah, avoid unnecessary sudden movements.

  1. Proper Posture

Yes, it’s not just to look good. I am quite certain that you know this already, but bad posture is bad for your body. Keeping a good posture will allow your structure to absorb shock and stress more effectively, reducing the likelihood of getting injured.

  1. A Good Chair

Let’s face it, most people work in offices sitting all day. Yes, I already said don’t sit all day, but sometimes you don’t have a choice do you? It doesn’t completely take away the stress on your back caused by sitting but a good chair that allows you to sit properly and help you absorb some of that weight you put on your back. Some people even opt for sitting on an exercise ball.

  1. Breathing Properly

Yes, there is a proper way to do that too. I don’t do it much myself, but breathing properly; concentrating on your belly will allow you back muscles to support your spine better, will reduce the stress put on your back, thus reducing the likelihood of a back injury.

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