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Michael Judd says that if permies.com brings in $5000 to his kickstarter, then permies.com can decorate an entire page in his new book! I'm not sure what we would put there just yet, but the opportunities for comedy are endless!
I've managed to score a teeny tiny garden plot in front of my apartments, now I have the fun of improving heavy clay soils in an urban area. Sand will be mixed in soon, and I'm going to be tilling in dandelions and clover this fall. I can't really compost, unless I manage to get worms at some point. In the meantime, I'm trying this.
I simmer eggshells in water for about half an hour, then add kitchen vegetable scraps and let simmer until the veggies are pulp. If I don't add fresh banana peels, I add banana peel powder (I slice and freeze them for smoothies and dry and powder the peels). I let it cool and add blackstrap molasses and milk for microbial life, and some fish emulsion. Does that sound like it would work?
Do you think I should try shredding my bird's cage paper into this stinky stew? Any zero-budget additions I should consider? What about blood from my meats, or stock? I make my own stock and think I'll be trying to make bone meal. Blood meal might be too much to try to collect and dry, too much energy to produce a small amount, but can I just add it to my stinky stew? What kitchen scraps should I focus on, other than bananas and eggshells?