Healing the soil and saving the world
We each volunteered a day of our time to get to know Soil for Life and their work a bit better, help where we could and learn from them. Upon arrival, we were assigned to compost making – a wonderful process comprising an interesting array of tasks:
1) Collect various dead, organic materials – generally plants, manure and seaweed
2) Arrange on top of each other like a big, juicy, organic-sandwich (all the while spraying with water)
3) Gasp for fresh, un-manured air further upwind
4) Keep on layering (and gasping)
4) Stand back and admire handiwork
5) Cover big, wet, sandwich with a blanket.
And that’s how it’s done! Who would have thought?
So, a day of making, turning and sifting compost may seem quite simple – but what really went on was some good old fashioned friendship-making. We had some delightful conversations with our new favourite friend at Soil for Life – Tony. We think he is the man. He has an enviable knowledge of compost, plants, agriculture (and probably 400 other things had we more time to hang with him).
A beautiful bunch of people, a great work ethic, patient and faithful labouring day in and day out that really changes lives – now that’s what we call a business. We’re proud to say we know the people at Soil for Life and look forward to many happy years ahead doing great stuff together, be it buying their produce, helping them hold large corporates ransom or just hanging out for another sumptuous lunch under the shade of their trees.
Thanks for having us Pat & The Team, we wish you well this year.