Mark Harpur

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Hi all, great post and some really good info here.  

I am just getting started on my permaculture journey, though mine has a twist.  I'm on a 37ft sail boat, so space is rather limited.  This thread is of particular interest for me as I am currently exploring how to deal most effectively with my vegetable scraps.   Currently we have a large plastic bin that we throw everything in, it has two lids to seal it air tight, which we have been using.   Now about a month of veg waste has accrued and it is almost full.   Problem is it has not decomposed much.   So my question is how can we speed up the composting?  Is there a type of mushroom we could add to the vegetable waste to get it to break down faster?   Also does keeping both lids on it (making it air tight)  help or hamper the decomposition?

Thanks for the input.  
2 years ago

Ernie Wisner wrote:Well it should and the mass would have to be down low. I am going to be working on a variety for boats but haven't started yet. I do have a design for a boat sized pocket rocket at this time. I think that the boat RMH will have to be a 6 inch system that burns very hot so you could get rid of trash by using it for fuel and get a clean burn. this is an area that i think those little pyrolisis things for making biochar might work really well.
those are a small system that may prove to be a good way to get rid of trash on board if it can handle plastics. so the answer is not yet but i will work on it.



Did you ever get to work on that pocket rocket for the boat?   I am in the process of buying a boat to turn into a sustainable living project and exhibition on alternative living. One of the first things I need to figure out is heating.  I know there are loads of different marine stoves out there but I'm keen to try something that doesn't rely on purchasing fuel.
2 years ago