Plant-Base Composting and Permaculture

Plant-Base Composting?

Yes ask me about plant-base composting! What is it and why are you saving that mushy stuff?

We play our role in this ecosystem too, as above so below! Composting is an all natural biological process, carried out under controlled aerobic conditions. The process includes various microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi which help further break down plant base material. The breakdown can take up to a couple weeks into months and the best part about it is that you can watch the process day by day.

Well what are the benefits?

The benefits of composting are never-ending, from enriching soil to retaining moisture in your planting beds.  Compost returns valuable minerals to the soil to help maintain soil quality and fertility. Its an all natural fertilizer that’ll help improve plant growth leading to better yields and saving you from purchasing chemical fertilizer.

How is juicing related to composting?

Using an efficient cold-press juice machine you are extracting fiber from vegetable & fruit which then becomes your “pulp” thus creating your future compost!  The extraction process is very beneficial in that you’re recieving digestive enzymes, phytonutrients, and minerals that are sometimes trapped away in the fiber of your vegetable or fruit. There are different types of fibers that are in vegetables and fruits and they branch down to insoluble fiber and soluble fiber. As we extract the insoluble fiber out as pulp, the juice still contains it’s soluble fiber which is equally beneficial. The insoluble fiber is then collected into a bin and then can be transferred either to your garden, neighbors garden, and even to a local farm for animal consumption.

Yes there are guidelines of using your pulp as compost. Your compost is very beneficial in that in can be broken down at a faster rate than your dry matter. The ration we like to keep from green to brown is 2:1 for a well-balances compost pile. You can now see how juicing can become a sustainable efficient lifestyle! Let us respect the planet and compost our food scraps!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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