I was reading about the Turner Mountain Farm in Washington, and I was just struck with Elton John in my head, belting out “The Circle of Life”. The Turner farm sells compost to farms in their area. They used to compost fish waste from the local canneries, but once they closed down, the farm had to think of something else. Now they are composting food waste from restaurants. They have rows and rows of a manure/food mixture, in various stages of rot, which will eventually evolve into an organic fertilizer that will feed the soil, to grow more fabulous food.
It’s actually quite an interesting process, and the kind of thing you could imagine giving up the city life for, for a little while – at least until your thrice daily Starbucks habit kicked in.
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