Chris Sturgeon wrote:There is a local plant, Labrador Tea, that I collect for food (well, tea). It's a bit astringent but it's one of the few hebacious plants that can be found here in the winter. I'll just have to dig down into the snow to find it. Other plants that are readily available in winter are spruce (needles and twigs) and aspen (bark and twigs). Do you think these woody additions will help at all? Perhaps at least to airate?
Thank you for the suggestion of bokashi. The proccess sounds awesome, but is there a way to do it with out the outside inputs? I've done some lacto fermentation and I have live sourdough on hand.
My goal is to reduce my waste stream 90% by weight. Ironic, in that achieving this is causing one of my problems; with less and less cardboard/paper product being used the less and less "brown" I have on hand.
Totaly agreed that if I can find a way to repourpose the worm castings/ bokashi sludge them it ceases to be waste.
Before the worm bin died my ladyfriend and I sent about 1 shopping bag of wasted material to the landfill per month (including kitty litter), but we do have a substancial amount of recyling that I'd like to reduce in volume as well. Our waste stream has doubled in size and tripled in weight since the wormies died.
S Bengi wrote:
The liquid that drains out of the worm bin is trash, dont save it. Only save the worm poop/manure/soil.