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    Today, April 22, is Earth Day. This celebration is 44 years old, having been founded in 1970 by a U.S. senator as an environmental teach-in (ah, the ‘70s!) about air and water pollution.

    In fact, the first Earth Day was so successful it led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.

    Since that beginning, the movement has gone international, and is now widely celebrated as a time to honor the Earth and focus on environmental protection, clean energy and climate change.

    One of the best Earth-friendly strategies home cooks can employ is to simply turn recycled food scraps right into the dirt outside in the garden.

    Green Cycler Kitchen Scrap Composter | www.ShockinglyDelicious.comI’m a longtime composter, from burying scraps and eggshells as a teenager in my patch of dirt in suburban Los Angeles to today, when I have a small but productive vegetable garden in my Southern Calif. backyard, fed by compost.

    For the past 6 months I have been trying out a machine called the Green Cycler, and it truly makes composting and recycling fruit and vegetable scraps extremely easy. The Green Cycler shreds kitchen scraps into small pieces, turning them into precious “black gold” to feed shrubs, trees and garden beds. Continue Reading…

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