This is a big one – one of the main things folks REALLY WANT to see in action when they visit our produce garden. It is scaleable, flexible, fast and effective.
You won’t see a COMPOST HEAP or worm farm at our place, and that can be a shock to some. Read here to find out why we DON’T DO COMPOSTING.
Try trenching instead…
Trenching is so easy it feels like a scam. It is about getting the good stuff straight into the ground. At its simplest, it’s just a hole in the ground, with scraps tossed in, covered in soil that came out of the hole, and #tadaa – instant buffet for the microbiome. It is part of our zero-waste regime that has followed us from a tiny house and smidgey backyard to acreage, but still serves so well.
You can do basic trenching in all sorts of places:
Think 2 litres of green scraps in a hole between plants in a small yard or a balcony pot.
THIS SCALE IS TO REDUCE YOUR WASTE
This is where we recommend you start.
Think 20 litres of scraps at a time in home veggie beds
THIS SCALE IS GREAT FOR MAKING SOIL
This is the closest to what we do here in the D&B garden.
Think 200-2000 litres of scraps in long trenches on acreage or at a community garden
THIS SCALE IS SUITED TO SITE REJUVENATION
This is great for starting garden beds from scratch, or in community gardens
There is a LOT to learn and apply of course, to get the most out of your waste, but we have made a start.
SEE HERE FOR TRENCHING BASICS,LEVEL ZERO
Look wide; Grow well, folks 🌿.