How to Attach a Homemade Rain Water Barrel

August 5th, 2012 Posted in gardening, off the grid, projects, save money, water | 3 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


Righto, so a little while ago, I built me a homemade water barrel out of a trash can and assorted odds n’ ends. The only thing left to do was attach the barrel to my gutters to collect all that free rain water.

It turned out to be pretty easy to do, and I’ve been enjoying free rain water for my garden ever since, saving money and cutting down on my city-water usage. Bah-blam.

Supplies

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Festival o’ Frugality

March 6th, 2012 Posted in college, gardening, save money | No Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


Arbol de dinero
Today we take the focus off of the environment and being eco-friendly to focus on saving money. Why, you may ask? Mainly because I’m hosting this week’s Festival of Frugality. In fact, here is a link to their home web page.

Eco-Friendly

Lisa decides to combine helping the environment with making some cash-money. Go on, peruse her post about recycling for cash.

Miss T provides us with her handy compost recipe. Dispose of your READ MORE »

How to make Compost Lasagna

December 15th, 2010 Posted in gardening, green living, plants, reusing | 5 Comments » Make sure you like EcoJoes on Facebook to stay updated on green ways to save money and help the environment. Just click the "like" button below. Muchas gracias!


Hey, lasagna! Who doesn’t like that? But there’s a special ingredient in this lasagna: compost. ¬°Delicioso!

Compost lasagna is not something you eat, believe it or not. It’s basically a really easy way to soup up your garden’s soil. It’s called “compost lasagna” because, like lasagna, it’s built up of layers.

Also called “sheet composting”, it’s a great way to reuse your kitchen waste instead of sending it to the landfill. It’s best prepared in fall or winter, so let’s get to making this compost lasagna, shall we?
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