Martinsville, Virginia, faces a typical challenge with other mountainous areas, soil loss due to erosion issues. Permaculture-designed growing space addresses water management and creates a bounty of mulch and organic materials.
You can replace and sustain soil with appropriate materials management. This means turning organic waste into rich nutritious soil. Part of holistic materials management is composting.
Making Compost Is The Easiest Way to Turn Organic Waste Into Fertilizer
You can compost in place with chop-n-drop, stacks or pits, or even centralized piles. Besides your garden, your home and food preparation produces hundreds of pounds of material each year. Each method for handling these materials vary.
In an urban environment, you may gain bulk materials several times during the year. You may have some materials you recycle offsite, others you recycle on-site. For example, I received several six-foot-high piles of leaves from neighbors in late fall 2012 that were the basis of beginning grow areas. How to handle such an influx?
Have You Ever Considered The Flow of Materials Across Your Property?
Without proper materials management, you'll have a mess of matted leaves, soggy lumps, and even smelly mold. Or using these insights, you can have moisture-rich organic materials that build soil abundance. Do you produce leaf mold, compost, or mulch? What kind of offsite materials do you need to supplement available resources?
These questions and many more are answered in materials management course ranging from:
- Making compost,
- Conserving water,
- Harvesting sunshine,
- Building materials,
- Regenerative resources,
- Raising earthworms,
- Manure management,
- Building soil,
- Creating charcoal,
These areas stack benefits into your permaculture design, providing you maximum abundance for limited inputs. You'll find new opportunities in your property to have the things you need without much effort or searching.
With proper materials management, you reduce animal smells, grow with greater density, recover essential minerals quickly, and grow your own mulch. Stop being a slave to commercial fertilizer producers and giant “Ag” companies.
Finally, Gain Your Freedom From Harmful Chemical Fertilizers And Treatments
Knowing how to direct the flow of resources on your property can triple yields, even ten times your results, for less money. In fact, understanding the right way to handle what some might call waste and weeds at your homestead will create for you despite your efforts. Are you ready for the benefits?
Grow more giant vegetables, have healthier crops, eliminate pests, and do this without synthetic fertilizer or harmful chemicals. Work with nature, and nature will work for you. Plus, cut your labor time in half with millions of warms, predatory insects, and trillions of microbes working for you.
To learn more about materials management on your homestead, contact us about the next available class. You may have more fertility on your land than you know possible today.
If you want to get more from your small farm, homestead, or estate, … Justin Hitt is a Permaculture Design Consultant with more than two decades of experience with organic gardening. He teaches the practical application of critical thinking, entrepreneurial ecology, and homestead management. Practical insights for practitioners, estate owners, and homesteaders. To see if his insights are right for you, join our free newsletter.