URBAN MICRO FARMS WORMS AND RECYCLED COFFEE IS IT A GAME CHANGER FOR PLANET EARTH? This is the question.
Urban farming, which I like to call micro farming I believe is still in its infancy in Australia and around the globe?
I really believe it has such a long way to go.
As a collective community I know we can truly make a change and help others get out of the daily grime of working for the man.
By developing sustainable business models based around growing food in the city and countryside on small blocks of land, even indoors.
Currently I have been collecting as much coffee grounds as I can from a couple of local cafes.
I live in a small country town and man, just from two shops in the middle of winter I am able to collect well over 20 litres a day,,crazy right?
This amount will double, even triple soon as I expand.
If i do this everyday this pile is surely going to grow, grow, grow and grow!
Best part is it’s an awesome source of nitrogen and is very close to neutral,,slightly acid and perfect for composting and compost worms.
Coffee grounds also contains, generous amounts of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and copper.
CAN COLLECTING LOCAL COFFEE GROUNDS REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
I believe that this free resource will be a game changer for urban micro farmers and gardeners alike.
I know that many have been using it for years in their gardens and even to make bricks as fuel,,geez you can even make biochar with it.
TURN IT INTO VALUABLE COMPOST
Myself, I plan to compost it, feed it to compost worms and make a beautiful blend for my new micro farm.
It’s still early days yet,,but I believe it’s going to be a game changer..
I just need to sort out the carbon ratio of 1 part coffee grounds to 2 parts carbon.
RECYCLE AND REBUILD SOIL STRUCTURE
The concept is to be able to use as much recycled materials as possible,,as I want to be highly sustainable and lessen the impact on the planet.
Maybe you have some ideas about how to use this amazing free resource and how to use it in your garden or farm?
I would really love to hear what you have to say.
You could even sprinkle it on your lawn as a free fertilizer,,,now I got you thinking, right? My lawn is just sand, so I know what I plan to do over the coming months.
Looking forward to hearing what you have to say.