Throughout my permaculture garden I have lots of different compost systems and ways to improve the soil. This makes it easy create abundant and healthy food gardens.
My soil improvement strategies include:
- compost bins
- compost bays
- compost piles
- compost rows
- vegetative swales
- chop and drop
- covercrops/living mulch
- worm farms
- worm towers
- liquid fertiliser
I have received many requests to make films about how I compost. This is the first of a new series of films I will make about the compost systems in my garden.
Some of the films I've made before about building soil, soil fertility and worm farming are:
- How to Make a No-Dig Garden
- Comfrey Tea
- How to Make a Worm Tower
- 8yos Ingeniously Simple Idea to Harvest Compost Worms
Supporting the development of healthy and alive soil feeds healthy plants and makes healthy food growing simpler.
In this 7 minute film, I explain my approach to using compost bins in my garden and how I make compost in situ. I use my compost bin as a 'compost tractor' - moving it around my garden to places that most need to have a boost.
In the film there is a cameo of one of my regular garden visitors - a kangaroo with a joey in her pouch. Being surrounded by nature is one of the things I love most about my garden and ecovillage life.