Maureen and Steve Demenna are neighbors. They do not have a suitable area around their house for a composting bin. We all live close to Hingham Harbor and our land is limited. They have asked if they could share my composting bins. They really wanted to participate in composting.
Some mornings when I’m eating breakfast, I see them sharing food scraps with my red wiggler worms. Kind of neighborly. I believe that when neighbors share in a common goal, we begin to realize the more we all have in common.
All winter they have been dropping off their raw food. Yesterday I harvested the compost in the bin that they were using. The red wigglers made it through the winter and there were hundreds of them. The worms are not suppose to survive the New England winter. I would guess that the increase in the mass of scraps and with Maureen’s coffee grounds, they were able to stay healthy.
I believe that during this pandemic, nature is sending us a message. Composting is one thing that will reduce chemicals and pesticides in our environment. Healthy plants do not often get attacked by bugs. From my experience, if they do, they will survive.