Welcome back to the Springstone Farm blog! I am Michelle, an environmental biology student at Kean University. As a part of the project previously outline by our project manager, Tiago, I will be taking part in the efforts to amend the soil at Springstone Farm and make it more suitable for farming.
At the farm, we are very fortunate to have plenty of materials to work with. With farm animals on hand and other organic materials, our main project will be to expedite the process of turning compost into a natural fertilizer. We hope to be able to help the soil at Springstone Farm be suitable for farming in the most environmentally conscious way possible. We are so excited to go on this journey and implement all that we know about composting and organic farming to help Springstone Farm thrive.
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