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A presentation by Dr Meenakshi Bharath of the Solid Waste Management Round Table Bangalore - that describes how she has composted large volumes of dry leaves in Malleswaram.

A presentation by Dr Meenakshi Bharath of the Solid Waste Management Round Table Bangalore - that describes how she has composted large volumes of dry leaves in Malleswaram.

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  • 1. Leaf litter compostingSweep all thedry leaves intoa pile with outany papertoand Click edit Master subtitle styleplastic
  • 2. The leaves are crushed a bit bystamping on them to break them up for quicker composting
  • 3. Building a platform to stack the leaves on
  • 4. Place it above the ground for better aerationPut the longerpole below sothat cross poleswill not fall down
  • 5. Cover the platform with some of the dry ‘coconut gari’Or plated gariwith the rightside up so thatwater filtersdown
  • 6. Make some dilute cow dung slurry
  • 7. Soak the leaves in cow dung and then drain the water outspread the soakedleaves evenly onthe platform
  • 8. Pile it up to 3-4 feet
  • 9. Cover it with jute cloth
  • 10. Leave it for 45 days, watering it once a day to maintain moisture for composting April 15th 2010
  • 11. Height of the leaf pile reduced from 48 inches to 30 inches in 2 months. May 28th 20105/28/10
  • 12. The leaf mulch hasbecome powder Healthy Earthworms living in the compost5/28/10