I’m in ecstasy. It doesn’t take much. I was hoping to find a shop that would let me have their spent coffee grounds and after a few false starts made the trip across town to Starbucks. The folks at the Starbucks along I-77 in Statesville have been great. Over the last 3 weeks I’ve taken home 30 gallons of coffee grounds.
I’m like a kid in a candy store as my mind thinks of all the ways in which I can use them. To get started I took the wheelbarrow and mixed ground leaves with coffee grounds at a ratio of about 10 to 1. This mixture was used to lightly top dress the vegetable beds, raspberry patch, and the fruit trees.
A wonderful slow release source of nitrogen free for the asking. Yep I’m a happy camper. Now I need to get some to add to the compost pile, oh worms love coffee grounds and …
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
— Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
“It is impossible to have a healthy and sound society
without a proper respect for the soil.”
― Peter Maurin