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Easiest Ever Compost

Composting is not an imitation of nature. Cold composting is. Hot composting is a far different process and is not normally a naturally occurring thing.


16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland. Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!

7 thoughts on “Easiest Ever Compost

  1. Yep, recommend the lazy way too! For easy sieving -if that’s not too much work- use an old piece of chicken wire (gaps about inch and a half) big enough to cover wheelbarrow and a bit more. Attach 4 pieces of 2 by 2, or similar to make a frame. Place on wheelbarrow, pile up with some compost and sieve away! Wheel the super sieved compost to the required place and chuck the bigger stuff back on a heap to further rot. Someone showed me this trick the other day!

  2. We do the lazy compost method, always have. Heap it up, cover it, leave it, start another.

    We never ‘turn’ a heap, life’s too short and nature is happy to help out.

  3. Fabulous!!

    Now that you mention it, the best compost I’ve dug up since starting it years ago was in a similar pile. Thanks for posting…thinking of revisiting my composting methods.

  4. Hi, I am from Florida, in USA. I found your videos on you-tube this past summer and enjoy them so much. Bealtaine Cottage is a beautiful place. I look each day to see if you have posted more videos. Thanks for all.

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