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.
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 spade-depth 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
🌿 UPDATE: Folks who use the Bokashi system have asked if this can be trenched – YES ABSOLUTELY. Bokashi is perfect for trenching, especially if you don’t have the space for larger composting. Get that Bokashi goodness into the ground, STAT!
Look wide; Grow well, folks 🌿.