Three layers can be seen in this layered composting heap.
Three layers can be seen in this layered composting heap.
Restaurant fish trimmings get a second life at the farm
Restaurant fish trimmings get a second life at the farm

Here is an example of a new “tropical composting bed method” that I am trying to invent.  Will it work?  For sure…well with enough time, all composting works if you add a big range of materials.  Here are the zero-waste salvage materials found on the farm, and donated by Redwater Cafe.

Border walls: basalt growing blocks salvaged from a greenhouse

Base layer:  ocean fish scrap

Second layer:  green veg waste and egg shells

Third Layer:  fairly well broken down Ironwood needles

Fourth layer:  coral sand

Fifth layer: a dusting of soil from the farm

more layers to follow…

to be continued…

Written by squash and awe

My love of food and cultures have taken me around the world, dropping me into my current location in Hawaii. I have been loving cooking, photography, gardening, baking, and outdoor adventuring, since back when I was filling a Girl Scout sash with badges. My locations may change, and my activities continue to grow in number, but deep down inside, I still love curling up with a good book, squealing about in a classic car, and making stick-to-your-ribs meals out of homegrown goods.

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