Tag Archive for: microbes

Is Anything Happening in the Winter? Don’t yawn yet!

February 16, 2021 “Do ya need any help in the winter?” Visitors stop us from our work and ask this question, with some frequency. My response is, “Yes! But the winter tasks are not very sexy.” How lucky are we. During these winter months, an energetic group of volunteers kept their shoulder to the plow. […]

The Microbes Version of the Thermal Compost

March 13, 2020 The Essence of A Thermal Compost as told by the microbes, in community Material Variety Amy Amoeba begins the compost story, “Wow. I just got thrown onto a big pile with critters I have never seen before.” “Yes indeed”, echos Belinda Bacteria ecstatically, “Look at all the nitrogen choices: one bucket beer […]

Pathogen-Reducing Compost

January 14, 2020 © 2020 Benefits of compost are widely known: 1) enhances water holding capacity, soil structure, organic matter, drainage, and nutrient holding capacity of soil, 2) provides a source of beneficial microbes, 3) decreases both inputs (to your garden) and outputs (from your garden), a plus for sustainability, and, 4) reduces fertilizer and […]