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Food Grower Podcast Episode 12 – Michael (Compost Club) – All things compost, soil health and why it is so important – Part 1

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Episode 12

Michael (Compost Club) – All things compost, soil health and why it is so important – Part 1

The weekly podcast that talks all things food growing with those doing amazing things from across the UK and the world.

Every week we deliver you a podcast that interviews a fantastic food grower that is doing things differently, inspirationally or that has an awesome story to tell.

In this episode have an amazing chat with Michael Kennard from Compost Club. He runs a fantastic company in East Sussex that collects your household food waste, and returns it to you as amazing biology filled compost! This chat was so awesome and filled with so much great information that we talked for over 2 hours!!!!

We have therefore split the chat into two episodes, the first half is out now, and the rest out next week. In this episode we cover:

  • What is Compost Club
  • Why did Michael start it
  • Food waste
  • Soil Biology
  • How to make compost
  • Hot composting
  • Tumblers and turning compost
  • How to avoid smelly compost / Anaerobic compost
  • How to avoid rats in your compost
  • The relationship between great compost and great plants
  • And the relationship then between great plants and healthier food
  • Microbiological Soil Relationship
  • Mycelium and funghi

And much much more…

You will have to wait until next week for the all important quick-fire questions of course…. Will Michael be #teambeer or #teamcoffee ???

This is a podcast that will hopefully inspire and inform you whatever experience you have… from aspiring grower, to casual allotmenteer, right through to fully fledged market gardener. We will be talking everything from no-dig to permaculture, mushrooms to marketing.

We are your hosts Chris from Fanfield Farm and Jack from Jacks Patch and we will be bringing you an inspirational interview, some tips and tricks from our own farms as well as the fun feature of quick fire questions that we ask every guest…. Obviously including whether they prefer an evening farm beer or morning farm coffee!!

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