How big an area is your "shop"?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DeepGreenLawn, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    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...

    Thanks,
    Adam
     
  2. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
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    see if they will let you borrow their chipper shredder too.
     
  3. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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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.
     
  4. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    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?
     
  5. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
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    lol, i thought since your borrowing the loader already why stop there:)
     
  6. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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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. :)
     
  7. pt03

    pt03 LawnSite Member
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  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    If your method cannot stand up to scrutiny, then perhaps it needs to be rethought?
     
  9. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    And who better than Kiril to do the scrutinizing? (lol, just havin' fun)
     
  10. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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