6 Jun Update ~ Sieving our home-made compost

There was a new activity at our edible garden this morning :)

We have a pile of well composted material inter-mixed with larger tree branches that had not broken down.

Dennis & Lydia brought a golden-coloured basket with fine metal mesh bottom. In its previous life, it was a beautiful hamper basket. In our community garden, it becomes a sieve for our compost material!

Small amounts of the coarse compost material was put on the basket, which was rapidly moved back and forth to create a sieving action. Fine material fell through the sieve onto the gunny sack material underneath, and transferred into a separate bag for future use. These gunny sacks are also recycled material as they previously held compost sponsored by the park management.

The hamper basket is put into good use!
The hamper basket is put into good use!

In total, we managed to sieve out 3 gunny sacks worth of fine home-made compost! The compost felt so good when we ran it through our fingers, and felt so alive.

the finer bits of home-made compost :)
the finer bits of home-made compost :)
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