I have been composting kitchen scraps for the last five years. At the moment I have the luxury of city compost. I send a bin of compost off to a professional facility every other week. In the spring I can request or buy back some of the finished compost from the city. That is what I use in my ...Read the rest of this topic
Participant Forum: Soil Health
Share with other participants your perspective on soil health. Did you ideas change or reinforce after you watched Ray Archuleta's video or any of the others? You can also share experiences and tips from your mapping or soil testing.
Start a new discussion topic when making your first post to the weekly forum. You are also encouraged to respond to discussions started by classmates.
I am focusing on building a pallet composting system. I had one started for years but then we got a puppy who loved compost more than our chickens so I am re-locating our site temporarily taking into account that it needs to be in an easily accessed location, while either completely enclosed or ...Read the rest of this topic
Last week I had several samples collected from the areas that will be the vegetable garden, orchard and flower garden, but I don't expect to have result back for another two weeks. Seeds for the vegetable garden will be started next week in the greenhouse and after the soil test results are in I...Read the rest of this topic
I did the soil map and soil testing activities because I already have a fairly extensive compost setup and don't really need to build anything new at this point. But I thought I'd share some photos of my compost "operations" in case they're useful to others.
In my semi-rural location, ...
I love the presentations this week and Ray is a wonderful teacher. I also really appreciated the field and greenhouse trials posted alongside the vermiculture video on the Cornell Uni site. I enjoy the chance to get granular with studies like this.
I've had composting aspirations in the past ...Read the rest of this topic
This week's topic could not have had better timing! I was just trying to figure out what I should do for composting kitchen scraps. I love the different suggestions given, and I'm excited to decide what I want to do at my house. I love not throwing anything away, if I can help it. I even ...Read the rest of this topic
When we started the campus garden a few years back, our understanding of soil was very basic. We knew soil texture, its relationship to percolation rates and that is about it. Then some community volunteers wanted to show our students how to build a lasagna bed. After we layered cardboard, ...Read the rest of this topic