Tag: The Compost Conversation

Profile of a composter

This week we are taking a stroll around the Taradale garden of long-time Mount Alexander Shire councillor, Christine Henderson, and having a...

The Compost Conversation – Compost too dense?

Imagine you live at the very bottom of a compost pile. As the pile is added to every week or so, the...

The Compost Conversation – Straightening the hay from the straw

There is a bit of confusion out there between ‘straw’ and ‘hay’. You hear them used interchangeably but they are quite different...

Reflections of a composter

In this week's Compost Conversation, the team from YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) bid farewell to their very first YIMBY composter....

The Compost Conversation – with Joel Meadows

The big chop It’s important to chop our compost ingredients fine enough so that they have the right consistency...

The Compost Conversation – The dirt on compost forks

When it comes to the work of composting; building, turning, moving and distributing, forks are the tool of choice. There are three...

The Compost Conversation – Nutrient cycling: everyone’s doing it!

For the past couple of weeks we have celebrated the impressive skills of the bacteria and fungi in our compost piles. We...

The Compost Conversation – with Joel Meadows

Getting the carbon/nitrogen balance right  Most of us know we need a blend of carbon-rich and nitrogen-rich ingredients to...

The Compost Conversation – with Mikaela Beckley

Moisture monitoring: Give your compost a squeeze This week we’ll look at how to tell if your compost is...

The Compost Conversation – with Joel Meadows

Pre-soaking for happy summer compost Now that the weather is getting warmer, our compost piles can start to suffer...

The Compost Conversation – with Mikaela Beckley

Layer your compost like a lasagne! Regardless of whether you are cold composting, hot composting, or somewhere in between,...

The Compost Conversation – with Joel Meadows

A tree stole my compost! Does your compost pile never seem to fill up, always seems dry and powdery...

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