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About urbancompostsystems

I am a retired law enforcement officer who is an avid gardener. I have a compost bin business named Urban Compost Systems. I believe strongly in the concept of growing healthy food and I utilize chickens and redworms in my "compost system". The only ingredients that I need from outside my system are leaves in the fall and some supplemental grass clippings from neighbors. I make hundreds of gallons of compost in my four bin system. I thoroughly enjoy the summer bounty I get from my yard and I take great pride in knowing that I am using my yardwaste to make healthy compost for my yard.

Coop Construction Part 2


This summer has been one of starting projects and not finishing projects.   I started the new chicken coop in April and have not yet finished the task but I have made a lot of  headway and I am close to … Continue reading

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Blessed Sacrament School Garden is Installed


Last year a small group of parents talked the school principal into allowing us to start a school garden.  We started small with approximately 200 square feet.   This small start created a lot of interest and the school  applied for … Continue reading

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New coop construction


I purchased new chicks two weeks ago with the understanding that I needed to get going on the new chicken coop but I have been so consumed with real estate school that I had not started the project.  I passed … Continue reading

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Spring is here


Spring is finally here and the task list is very long.  I have been busy the last month taking the on-line real estate courses which I finished today.   I will take the state test in the next couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Spring planting at Blessed Sacrament School


Spring is definitely in the air and today several eager gardeners planted the first phase of our spring garden at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.   We cleared off the straw ground covering from winter which we used to make walking … Continue reading

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Big compost move


As mentioned in a previous post, I have a pretty big bucket list for the summer which includes a new chicken coop, redworm bin area and moving the compost bins to another area of my garden.  First step was the … Continue reading

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Taking Steps for a Simpler Life


I was looking through my 2013 photos while reminiscing on last year’s accomplishments and shortcomings in an effort to establish my goals, both personal and professional, for 2014.    This photo of me strolling through fresh compost was goofy at the … Continue reading

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