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February 07, 2009



Fantastic insight, I can't wait to see where this goes :)

Paulie Soulboy

Nice to see a UK based posting - and I completely agree with Gregorygirl's attitude.

I've been working as a volunteer in a educational herb garden for two years in Deptford SE London, and I want to do pretty much the same thing too. I think the important thing is engagement with real things, involvement with life and nature.

So much of technology separates us from the nature of nature...I look forward to seeing the next post.


I've been working on this too :) If you need a small apartment compost rig, here's one that worked for me:

I've been able to make good quality compost in my 540 sq. foot place in the middle of D.C.

Sonja Dressel

Its already happening in my community: home-owners turning their front lawns into vegetable gardens. And its about time.


Thanks Richard! :)
I'm hoping to learn as I go. :)


Paulie Soulboy - an educational herb garden sounds wonderful! Do you have a link to that? I'd love to hear more about it. :) I've noticed lots of similar projects springing up and I think it's not only encouraging, but vital.

Rock+Creek - your compost rig is incredible! I've been fretting about the whole compost issue vs. space for a while, but this has definitely given me food for thought. How often do you turn the contents?

Sonja - hugs as always, sweetie. :) I was recently reading "Edible Estates" and I love the movement of turning lawns into produce farms. I'll be talking more about this in an upcoming blog post! :)


GeorgyGirl: With this set up, you don't need to turn the compost - just alternate thin layers of vegetable scraps w/thin layers of dirt (I tried to keep it to less than 3" per layer of scraps).

As long as you keep the ratio of moist scraps to dry ones in balance and the mix doesn't get too damp, everything will decay w/out turning. I sometimes added a little dryer lint to the scraps to absorb water when using water-heavy scraps (e.g. chopped up squash remains mixed with coffee grounds ;)

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