Thermophilic Composting Hot | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook

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Basic Pattern Process: Materials are gathered and a pile is heaped together in layers in one or two days to achieve the ideal size and hot compost conditions. Ratios of materials are used toHot Compost Pile at Maharishi University of Management, UNI PDC, Iowa, USA 2011formulate a pile that will heat up and produce a quality compost aimed at improving soil fertility and seeding the whole soil food web. The pile is monitored for moisture content, temperature and overall quality throughout the duration of the pile. When needed the pile is turned, or often called flipped, to decrease temperature and increase oxygen content. The pile goes through a hot process then turns to cold compost, which is aided further by compost worms. The compost is used in a myriad of ways in the garden, nursery, or broad acre applications through a liquidification process.


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Much of the information is derived directly from the curriculum presented in our courses and is a reflection of our take on Permaculture. The project of the PDC Handbook is a massive undertaking and we welcome any feedback to help drive it forward.

Furthermore, this is an online reader for those who will be taking permaculture courses with us or other teachers.  We feel that it is a testament to the permaculture philosophy of being completely open-source with everything we do, Cooperation not Competition.  At the same time we also recognize the intellectual property involved and we wish to honor the system of Collective Commons. Thus please do give us credit for our work here and please share this resource widely.

The Website is structured to echo the 14 chapters of Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual with an additional three sections: Food Fermentation (Bill actually considers his most important work to be his book Ferment and Human Nutrition), Natural Building and Animal Systems (emphasizing Holistic Management).

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Paw Paw, a temperate fruit from the tropical Anona fruit family

Paw Paw, a temperate fruit from the tropical Anona fruit family

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