Re: [New post] The Healthy Soils Program benefits organic producers! #organic
Rick and all,
I like your images. As a professor/teacher I love to use things like this in classes, so consider this my asking permission to do so. I won’t use them this year. Classes are only on line now and we are not even allowed to meet with students because of Covid-19. Even though $50 is not that much, when you add in the tipping fees saved from both the woody biomass and kitchen/grocery waste (just coffee grounds alone in a city) the dollars add up even before you sell the product. I have a student working at a local farm associated with a retirement community, and that community sends all their organic waste to the farm. We are charring the woody biomass using a flame-cap device like the ones Kelpie Wilson describes and then they compost it. This season it will be the source of nutrient for the farm, whose produce all goes back to the kitchens of the retirement community. Same kind of cycle you are describing, just that the scale is much smaller and the product is not for sale at the end. Unfortunately the student is not able to complete the study because of the virus.
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