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Re: Composting idea

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Composting idea
  • From: "Ken Hargesheimer" minifarms@gmail.com
  • Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:07:48 -0600

Carl,

As I emailed you directly, go for it.  Ideal way to increase organic matter
and with the unlimited supply, I would not take time, energy, land space to
grow green manure crops.  Think low-tech; not high tech.  Why make something
so simple so complicated?  Just do it!

Ken Hargesheimer

On 3/16/06, CarlHenn <CarlHenn@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> We are starting a community garden in Rockville, Maryland and are kicking
> around ideas about composting.  One idea is to put in a chain link fence
> bin
> big enough to dump a garbage truck load of leaves into.  Our city pays $36
> dollars a ton to get rid of yard waste.  If a garbage truck carries 20
> cubic
> yards and a cubic yard weighs 500 pounds, one truck load would cost $180
> to
> get rid of.  We could save them that amount and get free compostable
> leaves
> and grass clippings.  20 cubic yards should fit in  a bin 10 by 15 by 5
> feet
> high, big enough to back the truck into and dump the yard waste.
>
> This is all based on internet research rather than experience.  Has anyone
> tried something like this?  Any words of wisdom to share?
>
> Carl Henn
>
>
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