Growing Succulents

A Step By Step Guide To Growing Succulents read more
Growing Succulents

Living sustainably

See how easy living sustainably can be read more
Living sustainably

Gardening Play time

Organic gardening with your younger ones read more
Gardening Play time
Previous Next
5 Different Ways To Keep Using Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

5 Different Ways To Keep Using Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

If you're like me, eating Thanksgiving leftovers means either microwaving the classic side dishes or stuffing them inside a delicious roll for a much needed snack. While these work great, sometimes I still have uneven portions of leftovers that I don't know how to use and end up throwing away. This thanksgiving I'm going to try making some really simple casseroles, soups, and even a Panini! READ MORE ❯

How to Get Started with Compost

How to Get Started with Compost

Compost is an important part of every garden. Depending on your soil, you may need to use compost more or less. Learn from Ecoscraps Horticulturalist Jim Hruskoci how to apply compost. READ MORE ❯

Organic Gardening Do's and Don'ts

Organic Gardening Do's and Don'ts

Anyone can garden organically, there are just a few basic guidelines you need to follow. Choosing the right soil and fertilizer is a must. Learn from Ecoscraps' horticulturalist about how and why to garden organically. READ MORE ❯

When to Plant Your Garden

When to Plant Your Garden

Knowing when to plant your garden is important no matter where you live. Some areas have longer growing periods than others, but everyone can plant a garden. Learn more from Ecoscraps about different planting seasons. READ MORE ❯

How to Select a Garden Site

How to Select a Garden Site

Learn about how to garden from Ecoscraps horticulturalist Jim Hruskoci. Sunlight plays a large part in selecting a gardening site. In this video, you can find out where the best place will be for your garden. READ MORE ❯

What to Plant

What to Plant

Every gardener has different needs, and so choosing what to plant will be different for each person. If you're planting a garden to save money on produce, you'll make different decisions than if you were planting a garden so you could eat more organic produce. Horticulturalist Dr. Jim Hruskoci talks about what to plant depending on your goals. READ MORE ❯

The Best Raised Garden Bed for Your Garden

The Best Raised Garden Bed for Your Garden

Your garden can take many shapes and forms. Raised beds are a great way to have complete control over the soil you're planting in, and can possibly make gardening easier. In this video, Ecoscraps' Horticulturalist talks about different raised beds and their advantages. READ MORE ❯

How to Garden with Pots - Choosing the Right Potting Soil

How to Garden with Pots - Choosing the Right Potting Soil

Because post and containers provide plants with an environment very different from their natural habitat, choosing the right potting mix or soil is incredibly important. Jim Hruskoci, Ecoscraps' professional horticulturalist, offers some advice here to help new gardeners. READ MORE ❯

Making Use of Shady Areas With Container Plants

Making Use of Shady Areas With Container Plants

Does an abundance of shade ruin the chances of plants growing in your backyard? Turn that dry or cemented area into a lush corner of your yard with a variety of shade-loving container plants. EcoScrap's Horticulturalist shows you ferns and other plants that thrive both in the shade and in containers, providing a perfect solution for his backyard and yours. READ MORE ❯

Rob Machado Foundation

Rob Machado Foundation

Ecoscraps is proud to support the "Water Station" program. The Rob Machado Foundation donates water filling stations to schools so that students have access to a clean, healthful drink option without having to purchase single-use plastic water bottles. READ MORE ❯

The Ecology Center

The Ecology Center

Ecoscraps is excited to support The Ecology Center's "Grown Your Own" program, designed to educate children and families across five core areas of sustainability - food, water, waste, shelter and energy.     READ MORE ❯

The Green Urban Lunch Box

The Green Urban Lunch Box

The Green Urban Lunch Box (GULB) is pretty much the love child of Winnebagos and die hard gardeners! The GULB is a non-profit organization that thinks of fun and innovative ways to get children and members of the community into gardening. READ MORE ❯

We Diggit Urban Gardens

We Diggit Urban Gardens

We Diggit Urban Gardens installs no-cost backyard gardens to residents of South Sacramento. Free soil, seeds and composting / gardening classes for a year. Now that's something we can dig. READ MORE ❯

New York Restoration Project

New York Restoration Project

Ecoscraps is a proud supporter of the New York Restoration Project and since 2011 we have donated pallets of organic soil and plant foods to hundreds of community gardens. NYRP hopes that as community gardens become more available, residents will become more self sufficient by growing a portion of their own food. READ MORE ❯

Layering in Compost for a Bountiful Harvest

Layering in Compost for a Bountiful Harvest

There’s nothing that smells more like fall than a thermos full of your favorite warm drink, the chill brisk in the air...  and compost? Preparing your garden in the fall for your next growing season is essential for a bountiful spring harvest. READ MORE ❯

Benefits of Planting a Fall Garden

Benefits of Planting a Fall Garden

Now that many of the early spring crops have been harvested and production of the summer crops are in full swing, it’s time to begin your fall garden. Many vegetables commonly planted in the spring also grow well in the fall. Fall gardens are planted in late July and August when it is often hot and when warm season crops are being harvested. READ MORE ❯

Start Succulents at Home

Start Succulents at Home

A Step by Step Guide to Propagating Succulent Leaf Cuttings. Ever wondered how to grow more of your favorite succulents at home? With the help from our friends at Orta Kitchen Garden, growing succulents from an existing succulent plant is easier than ever. READ MORE ❯

A Simple List of What Can and Cannot Be Recycled

A Simple List of What Can and Cannot Be Recycled

How is it I’m 24 years old and somehow still don't know how to properly recycle? I recently moved in with my sister and it’s becoming very clear that she's a lot better at it than I am. I’m not against recycling in any way, and I would do it even if it required more work on my part. It seems like there is always a mysterious never ending list of what can and cannot be recycled. READ MORE ❯

Pet Adoption Event

Pet Adoption Event

Our friends over at Garber Hardware are having a pet adoption event! If you’re in the area make sure to check it out! READ MORE ❯

Upcycle Your Wine Bottles in Your Garden

Upcycle Your Wine Bottles in Your Garden

Sure, you can drop off your old wine bottles at your local neighborhood glass recycler, or you can use them to give color and creativity to your garden! Here are a few of our favorite garden wine bottle projects. READ MORE ❯

Ditch Your Lawn

Ditch Your Lawn

With most of the west and the southwest experiencing the worst drought conditions in over 50 years, water conservation is top of mind. Did you know that nearly 97 percent of the world's water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2 percent is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1 percent  for all of humanity's needs-all its agricultural, manufacturing, community, and personal household needs. READ MORE ❯

Garden Picked Summer Recipes

Garden Picked Summer Recipes

Harvesting lettuce, zucchini, green peppers or tomatoes this weekend? Why not try one of these refreshing summer recipes with natural, all organic ingredients you can pluck straight from your garden?! READ MORE ❯

Harvest Time: Kale!

Harvest Time: Kale!

With kale in our garden overflowing, we decided it was harvest time! What to do with all this kale? Juicing party at the office of course! READ MORE ❯

MADE4UTAH: EcoScraps

SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – Americans produce over 200 million tons of trash every year. That’s enough to fill a major league football stadium twice a day. But a solution has come from a Made4Utah company: Ecoscraps. READ MORE ❯

Turning Waste into Garden Gold

EcoScraps has developed a “closed-loop” waste solution by turning food waste from restaurants and grocery stores into organic compost and other garden products, and then selling it back to stores to sell in their gardening departments. READ MORE ❯