Composting

Composting is making soil .. making soil is one of our most powerful ways to help towards capturing carbon, countering the climate emergency.

Turning as much material that used to be living once, that we have used, and now do not need or cannot reuse, into soil is a powerful positive action.

We have signed up to MakeSoil.org – a global initiative to connect up contributors and collectors and urge you to sign up and join in.

We have a number of ways we are composting already, but want to add more

Crop and Drop – the simplest method by cutting down material and dropping it on the soils, under plants, around trees.
Pallet box compost beds
Deep litter poultry houses
Farm Muck heap
Woodchip from local tree surgeons for mulching the copses
Biochar
Wormeries
Hot compost boxes (decommissioned freezers)
Poultry composting – this cannot use food from households, and do not like birds in pens, but could be interesting for a small number of birds, maybe in rotation
Composting Toilet – to install
Cardboard – we can take lots for mulching the trees in the copses to help keep the weeds down as they develop.