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Old 04-24-2009, 10:00 PM
DeepGreenLawn DeepGreenLawn is offline
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How big an area is your "shop"?

Many people here have talked about making and mixing their compost. I know that tree has a farm down south but has also done things within buildings and has a "test" plot to show the smallest area required to make your own compost.

SO... what do your work places look like that you do your own composting/mixing at? What kind of equipment do you have to do your making/mixing...

I ask for a few reasons, I don't have a place currently, getting ideas on what people are using, and the area that is required.

I am going to speak with a few local horse farms with open land to see about renting a few thousand sq ft and begin there but as the cash comes in would like to move to either a building or a stand alone space. I would then preferably work out a deal to use their onsite tractor to do my mixing as well...

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Old 04-24-2009, 10:30 PM
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preferably work out a deal to use their onsite tractor to do my mixing as well...

Thanks,
Adam
see if they will let you borrow their chipper shredder too.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:58 AM
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Right now it is a two car garage and an extended driveway. No composting atm (well I do have a couple 'learning' piles in the garden), but as far as teh business is concerned... just blending.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:00 AM
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Right now it is a two car garage and an extended driveway. No composting atm (well I do have a couple 'learning' piles in the garden), but as far as teh business is concerned... just blending.
you do your blending on your job sites?

Growing... do horse farms usually have chippers you think? I may just rent one from time to time or find a cheap used one... what size do you think would be good?
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:33 AM
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Growing... do horse farms usually have chippers you think? I may just rent one from time to time or find a cheap used one... what size do you think would be good?
lol, i thought since your borrowing the loader already why stop there
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:21 PM
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I mix in my garage right now. I am getting enough criticism from the skeptics in the other thread and will not post how I do it here. Seems if it is done in an unfamiliar way they think it is either impossible, or not smart... Anyways, I will PM you.
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:56 PM
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My compost area.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/laj2006...81735/sizes/l/



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Old 04-25-2009, 05:43 PM
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I mix in my garage right now. I am getting enough criticism from the skeptics in the other thread and will not post how I do it here. Seems if it is done in an unfamiliar way they think it is either impossible, or not smart... Anyways, I will PM you.
If your method cannot stand up to scrutiny, then perhaps it needs to be rethought?
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:12 PM
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If your method cannot stand up to scrutiny, then perhaps it needs to be rethought?
And who better than Kiril to do the scrutinizing? (lol, just havin' fun)
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:16 PM
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good start.. that is what I was thinking, maybe a little taller/bigger piles though? It sure shows how little room you need...
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