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Woohoo!!! In celebration of International Permaculture Day, for today only, Geoff Lawton is having a public online screening of Permaculture Soils on his website.

You can watch the film by CLICKING HERE!!!

Here's a trailer of the film:
 
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Good day,

I watched the film this morning and I have a question regarding the instant garden. The year after, Do I return the aisle to do a bed? Or do I just add compost?

Also, you know what he uses to cut the grass with the big wheel? Could somebody give me the name of this? Is it still possible to find something like that here?

And last question regarding the compost making. Can I use my table scrap that was already composting and add it in the pile? I guess so, but just to be sure.

Thank you.

Isabelle
 
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About what to do with the bed, that just depends on what your goals are. Add more compost and mulch and treat it the way you would a garden bed, if that is your plan. If you want to turn it into something else later, then do what is necessary to get to there. =)

I think the word for what he was using is a "manual mower" or a "push mower".

Yes! Of course! Better yet, you could do like Ruth Stout and not even make a compost pile and stuff kitchen waste under some straw and mulch in the yard.
 
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Thnak you Dave,

Actually, I already use the deep litter method here on the coop for winter time. I have to clean it now (I know I am late) and I normaly put it in the garden even if it's not entirely decompose. But looking at the video, it seems that there is a way of doing a good compost and I am not sure mine is going up enough in temp . SI I was woundering if it would be a good idea to let it sit for 14 days before using it. But maybe not finally.

I will look for that wheel. Thanks.

Isabelle
 
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