THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS THAT LEAD TO THE MILL ,THAT'S WHAT MY FATHER USED TO TEACH ME.DIVERSITY IS THE KEY TO NATURE , BY NATURE AND WITH NATURE.
The environment (earth)is our home and partner .
RECYCLING IS THE KEY WORD FOR CORRECTING OUR ACTS OF GREED AND WASTE .COMPOSTING is the answer to our irresponsible waste ,crashing - trashing -dumpster agri- CULTURE!!
The Native Americans were the first pioneers to mention when we talk compost.They used to bury the fish bones right into the field where they grew corn and sunflower.Their ways are sacred because of the simple reason they gave us when it comes to farming:FEED THE EARTH NOT THE PLANTS.We just do the opposite , because it makes more money and less common sense to our business as usual mentality !
Here in S.Florida composting is a must to grow a bountiful crop,for SOME SOIL REASONS:IT IS SANDY-TOP SOIL DEPLETED-NEMATODES AND WEEDS INFESTED-CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS AND PESTICIDE CONTAMINATED !
Just a living example is the EPA and Health DEPT ongoing recent investigation of the ACREAGE , an agricultural and residential area that is now the focal point of the media for its CANCER CLUSTERS outcry! COULD IT BE THAT WHAT IS IN THE SOIL MIGHT BE THE CAUSE FOR ALL THOSE CANSER CLUSTER????
Home made composting made easy:
One of my favorite way of composting is PILE COMPOST.
1- Start with yard trash like broken branches,leaves and grass shavins as my first layer.It is important to do so to maintain proper aeration.
2-Add: GREEN MANURE OR MATTER like -kitchen scrapings and allowed animal manure( I prefer horse manure).Great source for nitrogen.
3-Add BROWN MANURE OR MASTTER like:mulch,saw dust,newspaper ,old cotton cloth.Great source for carbon. I try to maintain a C/N ratio of 25/1.
4-Add natural minerals,trace minerals and nutrients like :lime,iron,bone meal,blood meal,flax mealetc..Great food for worms that help transform the soil into HUMUS which is the fully and COMPLETE COMPOST.
Compost is a partially and not fully complete soil.Worms fill in the gap towards a complete compost as in nutritionally rich HUMUS!
5-Cover with saw dust and coffee ground.Add baking soda and epsom salt to combat and neutralize odor.If you live in condos or regulated communitiesuse bins to cover pile .This will discourage visitations of night animals and eliminate odors that might intimidate your neighbor!
There are many other ways to compost:
Trench-WireCage-Plastic Bin-Turning barrel and much more.Use your imagination and be creative!
The secret is to keep onTHE RECYCLING PROCESS alive in your backyard and garden not just DUMPEDAND TRASHED IN THE DUMPSTER!
WE must campaign for RECYCLING LAWS and FINES for those AFFLUENT AND GREEDY WHO FILL OUT THE DUMPSTERS WITH FOOD MUCH NEEDED BY THE HUNGRY HUMANS OUT OF WORK!
WE MUST SPREAD THE AWARENESS BY DOING AND EXAMPLE.
I beleive in preserving and concerving NATURE.So I follow the path of the ancient ways of farming:
2-Community farming-Collective agriculture.
3-Sustainability ,working in partnership with the Earth and the environment!
4-Grow and Trade LOCALLY!
USE the ENERGY of The four elements of creation :water,air,fire and earth to create a natural compost.Never adulterate with chemicals or plastic or man made products like processed and chemically produced ,genetically engineered foods.Do not use meet or fklesh other than the skin and bones of fish.You may add yogurt and cheese to enhance and activate decomposition.Always water and if you have time flip flop the pilre to expedite creation of compost.