finally started reading “The Rodale Book of Composting” last night. the book starts off with the history of composting and how crucial it was in our society to do...
people like George Washington +
Thomas Jefferson were social elites for sure, but they were also damn f***kin farmers!
Quote from the book (words of James Madison), “it is equally certain that fertility may be persevered or restored by giving to the earth animal or vegetable manure EQUIVALENT to the matter taken from it.”
this knowledge was understood by leaders of power because our leaders got their hands dirty. I couldn’t help but reflect on how far removed we are (as a society and our leaders of society) on essential earth information. Information that will help us survive as a species and THRIVE.
The book also touches on how the longer the western world develops, the less physical room people have to put composting practices to use, thus we’ve created landfills for organic matter to build. These landfills create anaerobic piles which in turn, release more carbon into the atmosphere... oof, yep, definitely what Mother Nature needs.... 😤🤯
If you’ve gotten to this section of the post, sounds like you’re just as much of a compost nerd as me. Do you have questions on how to start? What goes in a pile? Let’s chat about starting a pile!
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