Tag Archives: Green waste

Second Chance in the Composting Beds

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…

Soil Building Initiative Launched!

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These weeks are busy, as the month of October is a squash farmer’s dream as all minds turn to pumpkin.  So what better way to celebrate the season than with a two fold community building action.  This past week, I got the Squash and Awe Soil Building Initiative launched.  Building Soil-Building Community.  I have asked local businesses to “sign on” to the program by donating pure, green or brown compost worthy waste to help build my farm’s soil.  In turn, I teach a pumpkin program at their school of choice.  So far so good…40 gallons of green waste.  18 lbs of coffee grounds, and three trunk loads of cardboard to use in my sheet mulching.  30 preschoolers served, and 5 classes at 3 schools in the weeks ahead.