My Husband and I purchased a 1Ha block in Bombay in June, and have planted a whole bunch of fruit trees and a few veg gardens prior to building our home there.
In order to make the soil better (although it is incredible in it's natural state) we are going to build a big compost pile that we can start using in about 6-8 months time. I attended a brilliant day course on Saturday last week at the Steiner School in Tauranga, led by Peter Proctor, and am all encouraged about this whole compost pile thingy - never considered building a compost pile as big as he did, and was dreading making a series of smaller ones...
My biggest dilema now is to find the straw necessary to build up the brown layer, and of course, organic cow poop! We are surrounded by dairy farms, but all are on a commercial scale, and I dread to think what those poor beasts are ingesting to increase their yeild and keep them going...
Sooooooooooooooooooooo... I'm on the scrounge for anyone who can either provide or point me in the right direction to find the straw and poop before Labour weekend.