Please welcome 300 new members of the Filomena Farm family!
Why would someone build an active compost pile into their kitchen though? Here’s my triple bottom line rationale.
1. Worms eat like vegan dumpster divers who also eat coffee grounds, soil, straw, and shredded paper. Until meeting my first batch of composting worms some years ago, I didn’t know any vegans who took it THAT far. Our food scraps now make a welcome feast for no-leggeds - a gift of abundance that keeps giving!
2. Worm castings (poop, scat, excrement, leavings, etc.) have a magical fairy dust effect on garden soil. And so does vermicompost tea. All can be immediately added to soil without sending nitrogen levels out of whack, which can burn or at least disgruntled tender plants.
3. Worms continually regenerate, which means caring and sharing and also (trigger warning for vegan friends) tasty treats for my lovely hens.
With great appreciation: This bin is brought to us by Allison, old friend and neighbor, and the red wigglers came from Portland Nursery. Cardboard is compliments of Amazon and water to soak it came from the mushroom log soaking pool.