We’re too uptight about making compost. Why do we feel like it needs to happen right now? Or this season? Or even this decade?
Nature doesn’t worry about such things. She takes her time when she feels like it.
One of the best sources of long-term soil fertility is fallen trees and branches. Fungi consume the fallen wood and turn it into rich humus and soil fertility which in turn can be utilized for the growth of new trees.
Check out this log I flipped over in the food forest:
See how that fungi is eating its way right into the wood. That’s some serious composting.
In my film Compost Everything: The Movie I show off how I turn logs into soil rather than burning them or, heaven forbid, sending them off to the county dump.
Use logs for the edges of garden beds or around your fruit trees. Drop them at the edges of paths in your food forest, like I do in mine. Then let the insects, bacteria and fungi do the rest.
You don’t have to do everything at once. Just let it roll along and next thing you know those logs and sticks will be transformed into rich soil.
Speaking of rich soil, I keep receiving a lot of very nice four-star reviews on Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting.
Also, the audiobook version of Compost Everything is now available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes, so be sure to check that out if you prefer listening to reading.
Nature composts with ease – why don’t we?