Some Organic waste is used in compost making like above, other, like leaves or coconut husk can be used as Mulch. (Below Left). However, before all of it goes elsewhere we always like to make sure that our Worms in our Wormary and our Black Fly Larvae are all fed also.. otherwise how would we get the nutrient rich Worm castings or such nice little fat grubs to feed the chickens? (Below Right)
Saturday, 21 November 2020
Saturday, 14 November 2020
Monday, 9 November 2020
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
|We harvest daily with some emphasis over busy weekends|
Now, with the Short rains approaching we have been preparing ourselves on the Nomad Farm with compost being removed from the piles, we have made new mixes of topsoil, compost and sand to get the correct soil characteristics ready in our beds before the onset of the rains.
|Cape Gooseberries ready to be planted out.|
|Basil seedlings in a polystyrene apple box|
|Capsicum seedlings in a cardboard box. |
Just put it on the ground and the cardboard will rot.
|Rucola in a rough cardboard tray, |
long leaves are used to mulch and provide support.
Photos (Above and Below) are some examples of the free and repurposed planting items we have used in one of our nurseries, once the rains have started we will be moving these seedlings into the waiting planting beds, or jacuzzis in two cases.
|The obvious one- water bottles as planting pots- Basil|
|Removed and discarded 20L plastic lids, |
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
|Stacking 'waste' bottles into types and colours|
|Above- The soon-to-be Sustainability Centre|
In the left hand side photograph one can see an example of building using 500ml plastic bottles which have been stuffed tightly with single use plastic packaging and nylon wrappers. 7000 of these bottles were delivered to the Sands Organic Farm over the Corona times and some members of the community got to take some money home to a much cleaner and healthier environment.
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