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How to set a compost center your self by uday


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How to set up a compost center, Do's and Donts(maintainence), How to Harvest the compost.

How to set up a compost center, Do's and Donts(maintainence), How to Harvest the compost.

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  • Very good primer on composting. really encourage one to explore the option of composting as against throwing out this valuable resource.
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  • 1. C Garden• A way to make Wet/Organic Waste to use• A Natural Processes of Composting• A medium to reduce carbon emission• Easy to set up and monitor the composting processes
  • 2. CompostingHow to do it yourself?
  • 3. Contents• How to set up a C Garden (Compost Garden)• How to manage a Compost Bed• How to harvest the Compost• How to use the Compost
  • 4. How to Set up a C Garden a compost garden• Compost Bed options - For a Community - How to set up a Cement Ring Compost Bed - How to set up a Rectangular Compost Bed (8ft length,4 width and 2.5ft height) bed with Bamboo poles and steel sheets - At Home
  • 5. Compost Bed options What Where Capacity/ Estimated Estimated Advantage volume Cost TimeCircular bed Community 31.4cu ft Rs 1000 30 Min Easy to set upRectangular Community 60cu ft Rs 1800 1.15 Hrs Easy to mixbeds the compostKhamba Home 30 – 50 kg 10 Mins For small capacity
  • 6. Composting in Community It’s a circular bed used for composting at a large scale Circular Compost Bed
  • 7. Why• The circular cement rings are easily available at a low cost• The rings are easy to set up
  • 8. Advantages and Disadvantages of Cement BedAdvantagesCan be used for composting on a medium scale large scale.• Easy to set up• Low costDisadvantage• Tilling Problem due to small space and big height• Transportation Problem• Monitor Problem
  • 9. Materials Needed• Cemented circular rings (2ft radius , 2.5ft height)• Rake
  • 10. Cement Bed• Place the cemented circular rings one over the other
  • 11. How to place the Cement Ring 2ft radius R3 2.5 ft H E R2 I G H T R1 Composting bed Surface area
  • 12. Composting in Community Rectangular Compost bed
  • 13. WhatIt’s a rectangular shape bed for composting
  • 14. WhyIn a rectangular bed it is easy to mix thecompost compared to when in a circular bed
  • 15. Materials Needed• Instead of using cement, use steel sheets plus bamboos sticks for the support of rectangular bed.• Tools Needed: Hammer and punch, Cutting plier, Crowbar, Rake, thin steel wire
  • 16. Steel Sheets Bamboo sticks
  • 17. Steel WireHammer
  • 18. How to do itStep:1 Identify the location to set up the bed , Were the resources are freely transferable.Step:2 Level that area by digging (or) spreading a layer of soil
  • 19. • Mark the dimensions of the bed on the ground using measuring a tape. (8Lx4wx3 cu ft)
  • 20. • Put the markings for bamboos at regular intervals (2ft apart) on the ground
  • 21. Dig a deep hole with a crowbar to put the bamboosCheck if all the bamboosare on the samealignment and height.
  • 22. • Put a mark on the steel sheet with a marker for inserting the wire to be tied to the bamboo sticks• Create a hole at the marked place on the steel sheet with a nail and hammer
  • 23. • Put the steel sheet in place with the bamboo sticks kept outside and tie it up (with the help of the wire) to the bamboos
  • 24. • When the bed is ready, fill half of the bed with the waste (garden and kitchen waste)• Water it properly• Shift it to other side of the bed on the next day and so on for better mixing
  • 25. Metal Type 8ft(L) 2ft 2ft 2ft 2ft 2.5 ft (H) 2ft 2ft 2ftBamboo In side the ground (1.5 ) Metal sheet Bamboo sticks Composting bed area
  • 26. Composting at Home Gamla Khamba• Can be done in a simple “Gamla” or in a “Khamba”• Approximate Capacity: 30 – 50 kg• For more details refer:
  • 27. How to manage a Compost Bed
  • 28. Do’s
  • 29. Donts
  • 30. Some Specific Task • Appoint a person for carrying out the below daily composting activities and give him/her the required training a. Spend 15-30 minutes everyday for the upkeep of the compost beds at a fixed time in the day
  • 31. b. Carry out key tasks like 1. Ensuring right moisture level by watering 2. Tilling the compost pile at least twice a week (Wed & Sat) 3. Shred larger pieces of waste before placing in compost bed 4. Keep the compost bed and surrounding area clean and tidy 5. Harvest the compost when ready
  • 32. Hill Ridge Springs Visual tour 26-Apr-12 13-May-12
  • 33. How to harvest the Compost
  • 34. • Indications that the compost is ready:- There should not be any smell- Compost should not stick to hands- The contents turn into uniform black brown color
  • 35. Sieve the dried raw manure with the help of amesh and the final manure is ready to use
  • 36. Manure ready to use
  • 37. How to use the Compost
  • 38. Use the compost in gardens or fieldsMix soil and compost manure equal quantity(Fifty-Fifty)
  • 39. Mixing of compost with red soil
  • 40. Garden pots with and without manureWithoutManure With Manure
  • 41. Nourishment from Compost
  • 42. So what do you want to choose??