Rick Romanelli wrote:Hello! I'm in the Poconos, Reeders, PA 18352. I have a homestead / food forest / farm in which I implement all aspects of permaculture science. In the past few days I have set up my maple syrup extraction system. Fall weather in PA brings the one of the worlds most diverse and prolific mushroom fruitions. Foraging is is fun and relaxing. Nothing is more rewarding than finding a choice wild edible, and the mushroom is truly the pinnacle of gourmet foods. Finally, the end of October brings about the planting of over 30 varieties of garlic. The Pocono climate and soil make for some of the best tasting garlic anywhere.
Keeping with the permaculture ethos ... I share seed, plants and excess products from my forest garden. As well, I am always open to visiting and helping with other permies projects. Good luck to all and I hope to hear from fellow PA premies soon!
greg patrick wrote:
I found it filled with factual errors. Choosing to eat vegan should be made based on facts, and this film twisted them to make points. IMHO.
Ken Peavey wrote:NOP rules specify that certified organic, and documented ingredients be used in producing certified organic compost. Also, the method of production must be monitored and recorded, particularly the temperature, and all records kept on site for several years.
Because city compost is produced with yard debris, and the origin of that debris is not certified/documented, and because homeowners often spray for everything under the sun, and municipalities often have insect abatement programs, it can be assumed the city compost is not going to be certified organic. If you do find certified organic municipal compost, questioning the reputability of the certifying agent would be in order.
Now...if the city does not add chemicals or MSW, they can describe it as 'All Natural', however, using the stuff on a certified organic farm should invalidate that farms certification.
In a perfect world.