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Welcome David Goodman (aka David The Good) author of Compost Everything

 
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This week David Goodman will be joining us to talk about all sorts of different topics regarding composting!

There are four copies of his brand new book, Compost Everything up for grabs.

David will be stopping by on the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the composting forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's Daily-ish email.

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to David and make him feel welcome!
 
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Thank you for having me here, fellow Permies!

I'm looking forward to answering questions.

BONUS GIVEAWAY:

All the copies I give away will be signed. Plus I'll draw your caricature in the inner cover of the book, based on what I imagine you look like. Good luck!



 
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Wow David!! really interesting topic, one of the foundational pillars for soil fertility building, that has effects even on mind fertility
Great to hear there's going to be an even higher value to this gif twith your personal drawings
nice seeing fellow permies publish their work and share it here
thanks!
 
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welcome , composting is the way to go !
 
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Thank you, Lorenzo. I credit the community here at permies.com as a collective mentor of my gardening. Very glad to give back.

And Susan - yes indeed. Compost everything!
 
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I'm intrigued by the title of this book. I was composting EVERYTHING in my urban back garden. Food waste, various hair trimmings, old clothes (natural fibre of course) bits of meat, cat poo, bits of wool, homebrew residues, cooked food, moldy bread, anything that grew, it went in. (plus all the normal stuff you're supposed to put in). I just couldn't bring myself to put it in landfill. I would even bring stuff with me if I was at someone else's house who didn't compost. I've regularly brought a bin bag of vegetable peelings home from holidays.
The downside to my obsession was I did end up with lots of rats so have now moved the compost bin to the allotment! I did consider trapping them and then composting them but pressure was mounting from my girlfriend.
Oh and I also have wheelie bins for toilet composting (humanure handbook style). Seriously, if you have the misfortune to die on my property, you will be going in. (too far?)


I blinking well love composting.

 
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Hi, David! I read your book this summer after finding out about it on VD's blog. It is excellent - thanks, much, for writing it. I have been peeing in a five gallon bucket and watering my fruit trees ever since, much to my wife's dismay.
 
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@Chris Barton

I laughed out loud. You sound like me.

@Chris Gallo

Have you noticed an uptick in growth? I've seen urine used to incredible effect in gardens - if I had to choose one grid-down fertilizer, that would be it. BTW, you'll know you've arrived when you get your wife to start saving her urine as well.
 
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Greetings David!

I've always enjoyed reading your articles in our local periodical here in the Sunshine State. Though not about composting, one day I would to purchase a beautiful Florida Paw Paw. Great having you here!

Blessings...Hugh
 
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@David Goodman
This is my first year for the fruit trees. They are all transplants, so I don't have a previous year for comparison. But, they are all doing well.
I think I have a long way to go to get her into the fertilizer production routine. She /is/ saving the food scraps now, however.
 
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@ Hugh

Thank you, friend.

@Chris Gallo

"She /is/ saving the food scraps now, however."

Hey - that's a great start.
 
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Thank you all for joining the conversation this last week. I'll see you online, either here or at my website.

Keep composting!
 
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Thanks for all your comments David.
 
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So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and we have 2 winners.

Rachel Hart
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Rose Pinder

Congratulations Rachel and Rose!

I sent you an email to ask for the email address of the person that first referred you to Permies.com. That person (if qualified) will also get a copy of the book and a permies care package.
 
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Phew! I ordered a copy the other day and I would have kicked myself if I'd won a copy here...
 
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David and everyone, I have gotten pretty used to composting everything but plastics and cardboards/papers with crazy inks, but I am struggling with one final element: cat feces.

I've been told not to compost or chop'n'drop all kinds of other things my whole life until permaculture kind of woke me up to what I already knew but ignored, which was that everything works itself out in nature. For some reason though, I cannot bring myself to throw the cat poo into my compost.

Should I wait to move on using cat poo until I have a nice humanure system to which I can add it? I saw someone mention they use dog poo.
 
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Sterling Lee wrote:Should I wait to move on using cat poo until I have a nice humanure system to which I can add it? I saw someone mention they use dog poo.



Why not start it off as a catmanure system first? Unless you don't have the infrastructure in place yet. Me, I just wash all the cat and dog poop into the yard, "dilution is the solution" and all that good stuff. But I'm having less yard these days.
 
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Sterling Lee wrote:David and everyone, I have gotten pretty used to composting everything but plastics and cardboards/papers with crazy inks, but I am struggling with one final element: cat feces.

I've been told not to compost or chop'n'drop all kinds of other things my whole life until permaculture kind of woke me up to what I already knew but ignored, which was that everything works itself out in nature. For some reason though, I cannot bring myself to throw the cat poo into my compost.

Should I wait to move on using cat poo until I have a nice humanure system to which I can add it? I saw someone mention they use dog poo.




Well if you want you can read this pet poo pocket guide by Rose Seeman

On permies we always find solutions for everyone

She explains how to compost cat, dog and other domestic animals poo!

visit the composting forum there was a discussion with the author of this book just a few months ago
 
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