wayne stephen wrote:Plan a big project , like swaling a hill or rows of hugel mounds . Ice the 40 cases down and invite some good old boys and girls over . Fork out for some burgers and brats and get some manual labor done. Make sure that the energy expended in the beer making goes forward and lives on.
Alder Burns wrote:Any relatively active compost process is an excellent way to break down most organic chemicals, including pesticides. I think the bigger challenge would be how to gather together enough of the stuff to provide a worthwhile volume. I'm thinking of algae. Other aggressive water plants are a lot more bulky and might be easier to gather....
LaLena MaeRee wrote:Make sure any manure, compost, composted manure, or hay/straw/mulch brought in is free of Clopyralid It is recently spreading all across the US, and wiping out broad leafed plants. A few here on permies have discussed issues with it, and apparently once you have it, it sticks with your soil for periods of years so I would hate to see it happen to anyone else.
I like your ideas, the cheap and easy water catchment is beautiful