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matt baber
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Hi everyone, first would like to state this is my first post here and I'm very excited to find a community like this. I love that their are people out there that've realize all we have to do is just start building the new and the old will go away!

That being said, I'm pretty new to permaculture but am learning quick as there is so much free assistance in learning and most of the fundamentals are pretty simple.

One of my first projects this spring was to reset all of the bedding around the house I bought last year. It was full of periwinkle and poorly maintained shrubbery.. I wanna sheet mulch over all of it this weekend. So I slashed it all and loosened the soil up. Now I did one small sheet mulch last summer so I'm familiar with the basics.... But the question I have in specific is, in the base layer of ogranic matter that is going down under the sheet, would it be ok to put down processed fish scraps. I'm a chef by day and have lined up buckets of good organics matter to put down, including half a bucket of fish scraps. I assume the fish scraps will loan its self well to the nutrient content, but do you think any wild critters my start rooting it up. I'm in a pretty urban area, but a have a creek valley with some woods near by which plenty of deer hang out in and the occasional raccoon comes by... Anyone have experience with critters getting into there mulch?

Also I've had the luxury to process the organic matters into small pieces to expedite the process, to push it even further I was thinking about adding some of my vermicompost worms into the mulch so hopefully can turn it out by June. It's only 100ish sqft. Any wisdom on all of this would be greatly appreciated!

And a general thanks to everyone out there that supports this community and wants to help save the world!

-Matt
 
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Welcome Matt. There's a pun.

Fish waste will draw in every scavenger with a nose. I would enclose an area with heavy fencing and bury the fish stuff in leaves, sawdust etc.
 
matt baber
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Thanks dale, I figured as much... I've thrown fish in my heap before and discover it ransacked the next day... I thinking since it's highly processed (paste) I'm gonna mix a small amount in with a a large amount of bulk organic and it'll be down first under cardboard and what not, so it'll be pretty buried. Worse case scenario, local critters get a basket of fish and chips on me!
 
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