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[GreenYes] Re: [CRRA] Ordinances that facilitate on-farm composting


Hi Dr Knapp

There should be a place for us to file politically correct way to call unwanted material because, "One man's junk is another man's treasure". I have discovered one website that provides such glossary and "recycle nutrients" has not made the list yet.

http://www.wasteawarescotland.org.uk/html/glossary.asp

In my case as I teach others to create practical stuff out of things that they would otherwise discard, these are words I have created to add glamour to their creations:

unwanted material = abandoned material
people who create out of abandoned material = Creative Recyclers
art of creating from abandoned material, such as, plastic bag = plastic bag arty-fication or recycle nutrients arty-fication
abandoned material creation = artified creation

You do not need a machine to turn organic recycle nutrients (can be a mouthful phrase to use) into compost. There is a method call pit or "trench composting" whereby you dig a trench to hold them. This method ease soil rotation. There is a very good diagram at the following link to show how it is done.

http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/homecompost/methods.html#5

Rgds
Nancy


<-----Original Message----->
>From: Dan Knapp [dr.ore@no.address]
>Sent: 6/20/2007 9:01:31 AM
>To: gary@no.address
>Cc:
>dr.ore@no.address;stephanie.barger@no.address;michael.wonsidler@no.address;michael.wonsidler@no.address;crra_members@no.address;GreenYes@no.address;zerowaste_sd@no.address
>Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Re: [CRRA] Ordinances that facilitate on-farm composting
>
>Hello all:
>
>
>Regarding the regulations governing composting on farms in Pennsylvania:
>
>
>I respectfully submit that using the word "waste" when what you actually mean is
>"recycle nutrients" is just the worst industrial positioning imaginable for
>composting. Wastes are worthless, but nutrients, properly managed, can be quite
>valuable.
>
>
>I've seen waste composting, and it wasn't pretty. I just remember an unusually
>very smelly dirty mrf in Michigan somewhere and a big nearby field on which was
>parked a forlorn compost turning machine with its flails completely fouled and
>immobilized by film plastic bags. The compost windrows were full of plastic and
>who knows what else. But the field they sat on was a real field used for
>corn/soybean rotation. That dirt got a big dose of garbage, some of which is
>probably still there.
>
>
>What does it matter that the materials have been discarded from one source, so
>long as they can become valuable feedstocks after they've been upgraded by
>recovery enterprises to market specs? Clean in, Clean out. Source separation is
>best practice. Nutrient recycling is best positioning. Regulations should say
>what we want, not just what we don't want. And farmers using clean nutrient
>recycling practices should be regulated least, not most.
>
>
>Regulations need to be rewritten top to bottom to remove waste management
>vocabulary, which stifles and retards ecologically superior disposal methods.
>There are better ways to talk about what we do.
>
>
>Thanks for the chance to comment.
>
>
>Dan Knapp
>Urban Ore, Inc., a Berkeley reuse and recycling business.
>
>
>
>
>On Jun 19, 2007, at 4:44 PM, Gary Liss wrote:
>
>
>Michael,
>
>Consider the regulations governing composting on farms in Pennsylvania. That's
>supposed to be a model:
>
>On-Farm Composting (PA Dept. of Environmental Protection)
>http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/landrecwaste/cwp/view.asp?A=1338&Q=497955
>Permitting Exemptions
>Agricultural waste used as part of normal farming operations. See 287.101 for
>details.
>http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/dep/redirector.asp?u=http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/025/chapter287/s287.101.html
>
>Best Practices for Environmental Protection in the Mushroom Farm Community:
>http://164.156.71.80/VWRQ.asp?docid=2087d8407c0e0000000005e2000005e2&context=2&backlink=WXOD.aspx?fs=2087d8407c0e0000800005b6000005b6&ft=1
>
>Food waste used as part of normal farming operations. See 287.101 for details.
>The Food Processing Residual Management Manual (eLibrary):
>http://164.156.71.80/WXOD..aspx?fs=2087d8407c0e0000800005b7000005b7&ft=1
>On-Farm Organic Waste Composting Facility Application Form:
>http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/landrecwaste/lib/landrecwaste/composting/GP-Farm_Ap.doc
>
>Also, check out the following fact sheets and guides:
>
>
>On-Farm Composting Handbook by the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and
>Engineering Service at Cornell University:
>http://www.nraes.org/nra_order.taf?_function=detail&pr_id=60&_UserReference=33401D454D94D35A467866F7
>
>On-Farm Composting Fact Sheet, Penn State, Agricultural Engineering:
>http://www.age.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/c/C3.pdf
>Gary
>
>At 03:47 PM 6/19/2007, Stephanie Barger wrote:
>
>Hi Michael
>
>You might want to check with some actual farms/farming
>
>Fetzer wines uses alot of composting and we just had Strauss Family Farms speak
>at our Zero Waste event and they get 95% of all their energy from their manure
>and then use the residual for composting!
>
>http://www.strausfamilycreamery.com/
>
>Stephanie Barger, Executive Director
>stephanie.barger@no.address
>Earth Resource Foundation
>P.O. Box 12364
>Costa Mesa, CA 92627
>www.earthresource.org
>949-645-5163
>
>"Learn more about Zero Waste! Presentations from Earth Resource Foundation's
>Second Annual Orange County "Zero In on Zero Waste: Don't Let Your Bottom Line
>Go to Waste" Conference on June 7th, 2007 are posted
>http://www.earthresource.org/zerowaste.html
>
>
>
>
>From: crra_members@no.address [ mailto:crra_members@no.address] On
>Behalf Of Wonsidler, Michael
>Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 9:22 AM
>To: crra_members@no.address; GreenYes@no.address;
>zerowaste_sd@no.address
>Subject: [CRRA] Ordinances that facilitate on-farm composting
>Importance: High
>
>The County of San Diego is discussing revising local ordinances
>
>=== message truncated ===




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