C Garden• A way to make Wet/Organic Waste to use• A Natural Processes of Composting• A medium to reduce carbon emission• E...
CompostingHow to do it yourself?
Contents• How to set up a C Garden (Compost Garden)• How to manage a Compost Bed• How to harvest the Compost• How to use t...
How to Set up a C Garden                                 a compost garden• Compost Bed options    - For a Community     - ...
Compost Bed options   What          Where      Capacity/    Estimated    Estimated   Advantage                            ...
Composting in Community  It’s a circular bed used for composting at a large scale         Circular Compost Bed
Why• The circular cement rings are easily available  at a low cost• The rings are easy to set up
Advantages and Disadvantages of            Cement BedAdvantagesCan be used for composting on a medium scale   large scale....
Materials Needed• Cemented circular rings (2ft radius , 2.5ft  height)• Rake
Cement Bed• Place the cemented circular rings one over the  other
How to place the Cement Ring            2ft radius      R3                 2.5 ft                           H             ...
Composting in Community   Rectangular Compost bed
WhatIt’s a rectangular shape bed for composting
WhyIn a rectangular bed it is easy to mix thecompost compared to when in a circular bed
Materials Needed• Instead of using cement, use steel sheets plus  bamboos sticks for the support of rectangular  bed.• Too...
Steel Sheets   Bamboo sticks
Steel WireHammer
How to do itStep:1 Identify the location to set up the bed ,         Were the resources are freely transferable.Step:2   L...
• Mark the dimensions of the bed on the ground  using measuring a tape. (8Lx4wx3 cu ft)
• Put the markings for bamboos at regular  intervals (2ft apart) on the ground
Dig a deep hole with a                           crowbar to put the                           bamboosCheck if all the bamb...
• 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 t...
• Put the steel sheet in place with the bamboo  sticks kept outside and tie it up (with the help  of the wire) to the bamb...
• When the bed is ready, fill half of the bed with  the waste (garden and kitchen waste)• Water it properly• Shift it to o...
Metal Type                                                8ft(L)                                         2ft   2ft       2...
Composting at Home       Gamla                    Khamba• Can be done in a simple “Gamla” or in a  “Khamba”• Approximate C...
How to manage a Compost Bed
Do’s
Donts
Some Specific Task   •   Appoint a person for carrying out the below daily       composting activities and give him/her th...
b. Carry out key tasks like   1. Ensuring right moisture level by watering   2. Tilling the compost pile at least twice a ...
Hill Ridge Springs Visual tour                                 26-Apr-12                                 13-May-12
How to harvest the Compost
• Indications that the compost is ready:- There should not be any smell- Compost should not stick to  hands- The contents ...
Sieve the dried raw manure with the help of amesh and the final manure is ready to use
Manure ready to use
How to use the Compost
Use the compost in gardens or fieldsMix soil and compost manure equal quantity(Fifty-Fifty)
Mixing of compost  with red soil
Garden pots with and without manureWithoutManure                              With                             Manure
Nourishment from Compost
So what do you want to choose??
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How to set a compost center your self by uday

  1. 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. 2. CompostingHow to do it yourself?
  3. 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. 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. 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. 6. Composting in Community It’s a circular bed used for composting at a large scale Circular Compost Bed
  7. 7. Why• The circular cement rings are easily available at a low cost• The rings are easy to set up
  8. 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. 9. Materials Needed• Cemented circular rings (2ft radius , 2.5ft height)• Rake
  10. 10. Cement Bed• Place the cemented circular rings one over the other
  11. 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. 12. Composting in Community Rectangular Compost bed
  13. 13. WhatIt’s a rectangular shape bed for composting
  14. 14. WhyIn a rectangular bed it is easy to mix thecompost compared to when in a circular bed
  15. 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. 16. Steel Sheets Bamboo sticks
  17. 17. Steel WireHammer
  18. 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. 19. • Mark the dimensions of the bed on the ground using measuring a tape. (8Lx4wx3 cu ft)
  20. 20. • Put the markings for bamboos at regular intervals (2ft apart) on the ground
  21. 21. Dig a deep hole with a crowbar to put the bamboosCheck if all the bamboosare on the samealignment and height.
  22. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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: www.dailydump.org
  27. 27. How to manage a Compost Bed
  28. 28. Do’s
  29. 29. Donts
  30. 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. 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. 32. Hill Ridge Springs Visual tour 26-Apr-12 13-May-12
  33. 33. How to harvest the Compost
  34. 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. 35. Sieve the dried raw manure with the help of amesh and the final manure is ready to use
  36. 36. Manure ready to use
  37. 37. How to use the Compost
  38. 38. Use the compost in gardens or fieldsMix soil and compost manure equal quantity(Fifty-Fifty)
  39. 39. Mixing of compost with red soil
  40. 40. Garden pots with and without manureWithoutManure With Manure
  41. 41. Nourishment from Compost
  42. 42. So what do you want to choose??

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