Our new internship session has officially begun, and the crew is tearin’ it up around the farm. On Wednesday, we did a final turning on some finished compost and built a new 5 foot pile in its place. We layered greens, browns, and manure to create a pile that will heat up to between 130 and 150 degrees! This method of composting is called “thermophilic composting,” meaning heat-loving. The high temperatures will kill pathogens and weed seed, as well as break down the pile rapidly. We plan to spread our finished compost on our turmeric planting in Grace Garden in the coming week.
Manny, Rose and Aaron in action – adding a layer of chicken manure and keeping the pile moist.
In the Community Fridge we have . . .
Mini Sweet Peppers
HI Chili Peppers
Purple Cayenne Peppers
Xx Jennifer and the Hale Akua Farmily