Composting site prepped to process six tons of organic waste a month
Vokashi's demonstration site at Marine Park Golf Course exhibits three methods of composting fermented food waste:
1. PIT .. a pit 5'x5'x15' is filled with 3 tons of food waste mixed with 1/3 soil and 1/3 sawdust or wood chips. The material is left in pit for three to four months to decompose. Material is then excavated and sifted to produce an amended soil ready for planting.
2. BIN .. a 4'x4'x9' bin made of pallet walls lined with burlap bags from coffee roasting company is filled with mixture of food waste, soil and sawdust and covered with carpet. Bin can hold ton of material which is left for two months to decompose. Bin has yielded 1 cubic yard of amended soil which the golf club uses for its ornamental flower beds.
3. BEDS .. 4'x2'x12' bed made of reconstructed pallets and lined with burlap bags from coffee roasting company is filled with 1/2 ton mixture of food waste and leaves. Mixture is left for one month to decompose and then turned into second bed adding more food waste and leaves. At fourth month material can be sifted to produce 'compost.'
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