Friday, November 11, 2011
Woodchip Piles and Other Massings
website offered some validation for my lack of worry. It considers the danger of small backyard woodchip piles catching fire to be an urban legend. Much larger piles that are unable to vent their heat may be a different matter.
Some people try to use this heat. There's an urban greenhouse in Milwaukee that heats its greenhouses in part with compost.
Part of getting back in sync with the natural world involves allowing decomposition a place in the yard, working with its quiet powers, and thereby mending the circle that is nature's endless cycling of nutrients.