4/14/16

Aloha!

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.

 

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Manny , Rose and Dre with our finished compost. It’s been about three months since we built this pile.

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Manny, Rose and Aaron in action – adding a layer of chicken manure and keeping the pile moist.

 

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Rose overlooking our new pile after building it.

In the Community Fridge we have . . .
Dandelion Greens
Kale
Bok Choy
Salad Mix
Wing Beans
Provider Beans
Okra
Fennel
Mini Sweet Peppers
HI Chili Peppers
Purple Cayenne Peppers
Green Onion
Turmeric
Lemongrass
Lemon
Eggs

Aloha!
Xx Jennifer and the Hale Akua Farmily

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