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Re: [permaculture-72] Compost

From: Kelly
Sent on: Sunday, February 17, 2013 5:18 PM
Click the "BACK TO EDEN Film" link.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click play.

It's a documentary that's free to watch online.  It's about organic gardening on soils that are less than ideal.


No tilling, no digging.

When I built mine I ...

 - Wet the grass

 - Laid down kitchen scraps and/or other
   compostible material (optional)

Then ...

 - 4 layers of newspaper
 - 4 to 5 inches of organic compost
 - 4 to 5 inches of wood chips aged about 1 year
   (you can use fresh wood chips but it
    will take longer for your garden's
    soil to become optimal)
 - Light dusting of organic compost spread with the garden rake


Example from the documentary:

Back To Eden Film :: Facebook Page

Never till the soil.  Never dig the soil.  Just add layers on top.


On Feb 17, 2013, at 3:45 PM, Freya wrote:

> Greetings Dallas Sustainable Living & Organic Gardening! 
> I am living in Fort Worth, and I'm starting a homeschool community garden. My soil has a lot of clay and lacks organic matter. 
> I would like to know if anyone has extra compost I can have to make raised beds. I've started two compost bins, yet, my compost is not ready to use at the moment. 
> Thanks!
> Sis. Freya 
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