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Is There Such A Thing As Organic Compost?

Is There Such a thing as Organic Compost? A friend of mine wanted me to address a question she fielded one day: “Is there really such a thing as organic compost?” There are two kinds of organic: one is biological, one is a fabricated label. The former refers to  the carbon content of a material, the latter refers to the  method and the level of chemicals used in the growing process. In terms of the Read more…

Rain Ruminations

Rain Ruminations So I got a little bit of rain last night at my house. It was all the things that rain in the desert are: cooling, aromatic, tempestuous. Rain in the desert is also strengthening, alleviating, and magical. Rain has some effect on us that opens the creative spirit. Of all the things rain in the desert may be, substantial it is not. I awoke thinking how unbelievable it is to me how many Read more…

Chemical vs. Biological

Chemical vs. Biological Last week I attended the annual Organic Farmers Conference held at the Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid. The conference offers a chance for me to see and thank the many local farmers that support us year ’round. I always feel humbled when farmers who, in my eyes, are rock stars, go out of their way to thank us and tell us how much they appreciate what we are doing. There is always plenty of Read more…

Harvesting Worm Compost

Harvesting Worm Compost I was asked the other day if I had any pictures of my worm bin. After a resounding mental “DUH!”, I checked my photo back log and in fact hadn’t any younger than ’09. So I went out yesterday and screened my worms…had to do it anyway. Here’s my bin. It is an 8 foot hole, 12″ deep and lined with plywood that I scavenged from another project. I lined it with Read more…