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7:12 pm on Monday April 23, 2012

Signs of Spring: The Terracotta Jungle

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer Sign in window of plant nursery:  “It’s spring, I’m so excited I wet my plants!” “It’s time,” Marcia said, peering out the kitchen window excitedly, “for the wild azalea walk.”     The half circle path...
12:22 am on Saturday March 17, 2012

New business aims to stop food waste from hitting Charleston's landfills

Launched earlier this year, Charleston-based Food Waste Disposal (FWD) is promoting an environmentally friendly alternative to sending food and organic waste to the landfill. The business, founded by Johns Island resident Wayne Koeckeritz, supplies...
11:30 am on Monday December 14, 2009

Recycle your Christmas tree and receive a free bag of compost

Image by Flickr user Jack AmickCharleston County’s Environmental Management Department will be recycling real – not artificial – Christmas trees and turning them into compost for residents to use for gardening this spring. Here's what you need to...
5:02 am on Sunday May 17, 2009

Learn how to recycle your food by composting

Image by by compostbin.jpg Compost bin using old pallets.The Lowcountry Healthy Foods Coalition is partnering with Charleston County recycling to host a class on composting and worm castings on...