How to Make Fertilizer is a VITA technical bulletin that was added to the CD3WD set. It is a 12 page document to describe to villagers how to make compost.
It shows how to make a compost frame from bamboo or sticks, what types of materials to use, and the process for turning and making compost.
Its not difficult, and the only reason this is 12 pages is because of the illustrations. However, if you have never done it before this guide will easily walk you through the steps needed to make your own fertilizer from compost.
Its simple and is and inexpensive way to fertilizer your garden. Additionally it reduces waste. I think it is a great way to get rid of kitchen scraps (not meat or fat) if you don’t have chickens or pigs to eat your kitchen waste.
A few years back I made my mom a compost setup using pallets. It worked well for a long time. Its rotted now, which is funny the compost bin got composted…. But year composting is just letting things rot in a controlled environment so that it does not smell or attract bugs. Rotted plant material is the best fertilizer, plus it is much cheaper and sustainable than buying chemicals. Composting instead of chemical fertilizing is also healthier.
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