Re: Composting idea
- Subject: Re: [cg] Composting idea
- From: Grow19@aol.com
- Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:40:00 EST
Composting is a great idea and this could raise the overall quality of
gardening. That said, some research should be done about types and volume of
materials to accept, the size of piles (and mix of materials) to be formed by
gardeners, the system used to water and turn the piles, etc., any county
regulations regarding size and placement of a large system.
I'd say - really great idea; plan to do it, but wait until you've done some
thorough research; sources of info - US National Arboretum (where they compost
yard waste); Institute for Local Self-Reliance (where they've been
researching and developing a yard waste composting system for the city of DC); the
Intervale in Burlington, Vermont; the national composting associations, etc.
Partner with University of Maryland to engage graduate students in doing
research and helping you with scale, materials, day to day management, etc.
In addition, you might want to devote some plot space to growing 'compost
crops' that are mixed with leaves to get the right mix.
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