Farmers have been applying manure to their fields for centuries, but why? Manure and decomposed plant matter contains valuable plant nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorus-- the most commonly applied land fertilizers.
Our main goal at this point in the project is to research methods of speeding up the composting progress by integrating pvc piping into the pile to aerate the compost pile. We also would like to remove the large pieces of wood which cause the pile to age at a much slower rate. Our group has reviewed many scientific articles and is confidently ready to guide Springstone to a better composting system!