Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wormies + Scott = Good Loving Earth

Hola  :)  

Very COOL! Our buddy Glen Creason, member of The Hillside Cooperative, gave us his unused worm bin for free :)  Thanks Glen!!  I'll be happy to babysit "Chiona" or hook you up with some worm tea for your edibles :) 
Black Bin New Home to Worms!
The bin had been vacant for weeks, since I wasn't able to find an inexpensive local resource of worms :)  Bingwa finally found a great local deal on Craigslist, YaY!  Contacted the source and met up with him :)  

OMGOSH, the second I strolled into Scott's garden I was in Sustainable Urban Garden Heaven!
Scott was a true "DARLING," he gave me a full tour of his garden, and kept offering me several of his saved seeds :)  He added Loofas, Asparagus Beans, Chinese Eggplant, plus Penis/Peter Pepper to my collection!!  Yes folks, I wrote Penis/Peter Pepper :)  Oh, and a stevia plant from his garden :) What an intelligent, positive, loving being he is...

Scott and one of the areas 
where he grows his own food!

Scott's Worm Bins!  The green ones 
are ready to sell with worms and all :)

"DARLING" Scott's Garden:
Now mind you, we're at the end of Summer and his edibles looked like they were in their PRIME!!!  Nothing looked spent or diseased, and he has plenty of edibles growing on the north side of his home, between the house and a 7ft wall!  Whaaaa??? I couldn't believe it!  How many hours of sun can that side of the house really get?  The sun is rising & setting more south, how can that be?  It's gotta be the worm castings, worm tea and his secret nitrogen recipe!  

We discussed good people helping one another, asian & mexican edibles, garden recipes, how to maintain the wormies happy, and happy people living as self-sustainable as possible :)  I felt as if I had met an old friend over a green patch of edibles :)  I left invigorated with life and stimulated to continue our journey in being as self-sustainable as possible, thanks Scott :) 

Scott's North Side Edible Garden
Scott stimulated his neighbor to grow too...
His neighbor's north side garden!

My great new urban gardener 
friend & delicious Asparagus Bean!
Darling Scott

Once I arrived at home, I immediately cleaned out the fridge, began to cut cardboard boxes, went blue bin diving for newspaper, and collected leaves.  Assembled the bin and added greens, browns & the wormies :)  Sprinkled water and placed the bin in the shade.  

New Home for the Wormies
Feeling GREAT about helping mother earth by recycling, staying local, exchanging edible knowledge, bartering, re-using, + sharing is what this world is coming to.

And keep Growing...
Milli Macen-Moore a/k/a Peaceful Petal


Jenny said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! This looks awesome! The worm bin is such a great idea, I wish I had started it even sooner! I hate when food goes bad but now there's somewhere for the yucky food to go. And isn't Scott the best?? :]

peaceful petal said...

Hey Jenny!

Worm bins are an awesome idea! We're sending less to the land fields and feeding the earth the nutrition it needs :) I LOVE IT!

My bin is a li'l smelling too, I believe I got way too happy and overfed the wormies :) Got to add some more browns and maybe a bit less water :) Other than that, they are getting pretty chubby :) And its only been a few days. I can't wait to use the castings and tea on our edibles!

Indeed Scott is the BEST! He's got a GREAT BIG HEART!