Compost Tea

While definitely not fit for human consumption, compost tea is a yummy, fast-acting, fertilizing beverage for your garden, a la concentrated kombucha, without the caffeine. Fermented wholesomeness, here are some benefits:

Using on seedlings may “burn” them. 

Each batch is unique, use what’s on-hand, with non-chlorinated water: 

Ferment in a cool, dark spot for a few weeks, stirring/aerating often, dilute, and apply.  Mmmmm. 

Conventional fertilizers burn plants, accumulate in soils, and pollute waterways.  


Laura & Gil

Our friends Laura & Gil Richardson are, in their own words, “imperfect” but they are much further down this Planetarian path than anyone I know. They are a treasure trove of sustainable living inspiration and we’ve asked them to share one simple swap per week that they’ve made (and the products they love) in hopes it might inspire you to make them, too.

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