Matrimandir Gardens and its compost techniques (Auroville, South India)

Correa, Margarita (2011) Matrimandir Gardens and its compost techniques (Auroville, South India). Technical Report. (Author's Version). (Unpublished)

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This paper describes traditional and modern composting techniques used in Matrimandir Gardens to transform its garden waste into a high quality, high nutrient, and biologically active composted product. The process provides the opportunity to divert 50% - 70% of residual waste from Auroville’s waste stream as well as to use waste products from rural communities and turn them as a safe organic material. The composting processes, which include compost manure, garden mix compost, vermicompost and alternative approaches like Effective Micro-organisms, current practices in villages of ‘letting it rot’, inoculated mulch from dried grass waste, vermicompost mixed with different genius of fungi and different liquid fertilizers, have been developed for their simplicity, cost effectiveness and efficiency. Taking advantage of high nutrient and moisture levels present in garden waste and meeting the specific challenges posed by ingredients coming from the villages as well as the imperative to be compatible and harmonize with the spiritual, cleanliness and aesthetic values of the garden, these composting techniques ensure the highest quality biologically active compost possible with zero physical, chemical and microbiological contamination.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Ecology > Ecology (General)
Waste > Waste (General)
Depositing User: Admin User
Date Deposited: 17 May 2021 16:00
Last Modified: 17 May 2021 16:00

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