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While I was stumbling around the internet the other day, I discovered a new site called MonkeySee. It's a YouTube-like video site but they seem to focus on How-To videos. So, in order to test it out, I did the same thing that I do at all the new websites that I visit, I type "compost" in the search box.

And unlike the time that I was looking for compost at Disney.com, MonkeySee actually had some search results. I was pleasantly surprised to find Ed Bruske's Video Series on Composting. You really don't see a lot of videos about compost or even gardening on YouTube either.

Ed made 15 short videos about everything you'll need to know about compost. He's no Paul James, but he definitely knows what he's talking about. I've embedded a sneak peak below.


  1. Ed Bruske said...
    Thanks for the plug. I like your blog. I especially like the fact that there is a blog called compost bin and that you are here to write it on a regular basis. I guess I'll have to check out Paul James and find out why I'm no him.
    Anthony said...
    Ed, thanks for visiting. I was impressed with your videos, so I gave them a plug. Hope you don't mind.

    And Paul James is the host of Gardening By The Yard on HGTV. He's entertaining if you're into wacky, off the wall humor.
    Gina said...
    anthony - I loved this video series! Thanks so much for posting it! I liked that the segments were short and to the point and of course very informative. And, I don't know who this guy Ed Bruske is but I liked him a lot more than Paul James who is a little to corny for my taste. I learned a few new things from the videos. For example, I had no idea you could compost dryer lint! We have a garbage bag full in my basement as we speak!
    Ki said...
    Hey cool. It works. How did you embed the monkeysee video on your site.
    Adam said...
    Anthony, Ed talks in his video about adding food scraps to the compost. Would it be considered organic compost if you added non-organic food scraps (vegetables from the grocery) to your compost? Thanks for the all the great articles!
    Ed Bruske said...
    Adam, I'm afraid there is some confusion between things that are organic (as in an apple versus a rock) and food that is grown organically, meaning without artificial fertilizers or pesticides. When I refer to "organic" things that can be composted, what I mean are things that once were alive--such as an apple or grass clippings--versus things that were never alive--such as a rock or a plastic bag.

    Short answer: of course you can compost scraps from "non-organic" fruits and vegetables.
    Adam said...
    Ed, thank you for your response. I really enjoyed your videos! They are very helpful and fully of great information about composting. I plan to start a compost with this year's fall leaves.
    Anthony said...
    Gina, What? You don't like Paul James? That's crazy talk. :)

    Ki, Very easy to do, it's just like a YouTube video. Just copy the embed code and paste it into a post.

    Adam, adding non-organic food scraps is probably a lot more "organic" than some of the products out there that are marked organic. Good luck!

    Ed, thanks for answering Adam in my absence. My job has blocked Blogger and I haven't figured out a way to answer posts until I get home.
    Anonymous said...
    Thanks for posting Ed's video series and the Monkeysee site in general. What a great idea. I especially loved the 2nd video "What is compost"... did you notice how Ed can't stop himself from grabbing handfuls of his compost? It's almost like an addiction! Seriously, it makes for a convincing argument that compost is not rotting garbage.

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