An essential part of a real food diet is understanding the importance of composting our excess food scraps.
Giving back nourishment into the cycle of life sounds complicated but it’s really not. I’ve created this compost and gardening tips resource page to share with you just how easy it is to compost and grow food and the many ways of doing so.
Compost doesn’t have to be a stinky hassle. It’s great that many cities now collect our compost, a lot better than it ending up in the trash. If we throw compost in the trash, we stop the cycle of life dead in its tracks. This may sound dramatic but it’s truth. When we dispose of organic material in the trash it ends up with all the other toxic shit we throw in there and becomes tainted.
Natures process is one of cycles, modern society seems to have forgotten the cyclical nature of all life. Soil microbes are the invisible wonder bugs that break down organic matter and turn it into soil, we need to nourish these little guys. They’re already being killed off in droves thanks to conventional farming methods and GMO’s.
The web of connection goes so deep, there are examples in all kingdoms. The mushrooms, microbes, bugs, animals, humans, we’re all a necessary aspect of the continuation of life on the planet. By composting we enable this process, and we create a wonderfully hospitable source of life. To be disconnected from our food is common place, but its truly easy to just grow a few little things and start to heal the disconnect. Almost effortlessly, with a bit of time, we can harness the prowess of soil microbes and grow our own food from the outcome.
Vermicomposting is perfect for small spaces, it doesn’t smell and over time it will give you highly nutrient dense soil.
Growing food is possible even in small spaces, with the right know how you can grow food just about anywhere! Here’s a few useful tools to get you started or to fuel inspiration in the garden.
You don’t have to resort to pesticides to grow a bountiful harvest. There are plenty of natural methods of pest control.