Sunday, January 29, 2017

No Fertilizer, Only Natural Organic Matter

We do not use any fertilizers, chemical or organic, that are imported from outside, except for gypsum and lime (calcium sulfate and calcium carbonate). We often spread organic matter throughout our land, such as Starbucks coffee ground, tree debris from local tree service companies, straw and weed cutting from our own land to increase its fertility.

We also use chicken and quail manure and human urine. For the produce that we sell, we make sure all chicken and quail manure applied to the soil are 100% cured or composted. We stop applying any cured or composted manure at least two month prior to harvesting. Human urine is used for composting straw and will not be applied directly to the soil for growing the produce that we sell.

Manure and urine may be used on soil for growing wheat and sunflowers that are for our own chickens' consumption.

Friday, January 27, 2017

The New Beginning

Mini Natural Farm ( has just started its operation this January. It has turned from a homestead farm into a small self-sufficient commercial natural farm. There are many reasons for this. One of them is that I need a real job; otherwise, I will become crazy as I have lost both my mom and my wife last year. I need to work hard to pull myself together.

In case you are curious about what "natural farming" really is, please visit my other website The purpose of that website is to show people how to transition from a piece of seriously damaged land into a Fukuoka type of natural farm. It shows you the work-in-progress of turning my 2 acre desert into the Garden of Eden. In other words, it is a record of my ten year project.