I had the chance to do a guest post on the always entertaining Garden Rant:
“As I emptied buckets of human waste into a bin filled with red wigglers, the realization hit me: I had reached peak compost.
This was it. Eggshells and hair were just gateway drugs.
Later I got into the hard stuff: moldy lasagna, spoiled stew, roadkill… And now here I was in the freezing cold, feeding sewage to hungry worms living in a derelict fridge-turned-compost-bin filled with espresso grounds, office paper shreds, produce stand wastes, the neighbor’s leaves and beautiful, amazing humus-in-progress.
I had arrived.
I don’t know about you, but I get sick of all the publications telling us what we CAN’T compost. Nature composts almost everything, right? If a bear leaves a dropping in the woods, does someone come along and put it in a landfill? When a possum gets nailed on the railroad tracks, does Mother Nature show up with gloves, bleach and plastic bags to take the corpse away?
Yet here we are, making lists all the time. “No paper! No oils! No meat!” And then we go out and buy fertilizer and compost for our gardens…”
Also, The Survival Gardener was just added to the list of the Best Gardening Blogs and Websites on the Internet over at EpicGardening.com – you can see that list here.
He has some other good site suggestions I have been checking out.