Contact

 Molly C. Haviland

molly.lscl@gmail.com

Trained and Endorsed by Dr. Elaine Ingham of Soil Food Web Inc.

Founder of The Living Soil Compost Lab -IA, CO

Director of Haviland Earth Regeneration

Soil Life Consultant

3 responses to “Contact

  1. I was looking over your soils reading list and after watching several compost, tea, and Ms Ingham videos I have a question:
    Are there any caveats to working with tropical island soils? And what reading would you recommend, if so? The Island is roughly 30miles by 6 and located at 13 degrees N, extremely isolated. Soil is volcanic and coral substrate in origin with a topsoil of organic matter that averages 6-12 inches. Ph values I’ve taken range from 6-8. Composting is my main amendment. With the ocean so near, I am tempted to use sea grasses, etc., in the compost but am afraid of salt accumulation.
    My interests for the most part have been sailing boats, but because of back problems, I have decided to transfer that passion into growing food plants, and a few decorative annuals, perennials. I have a microscope (high school student quality.) to use. I have also tried to follow your video to make tea, but lost some of the audio.

  2. This spring i thought my three year old heritage apple tree i’d planted between my composting bays, had coofed it, the leaves were all curling up as they opened, if they came out at all, i thought i was gonna lose it..i removed some of the kitchen scraps ‘n what not i’d accumulate from one of the bays to find the soil beneath had become saturated from the winter rains, it smelt rank, but i felt i knew what to do…I cleared all of the stuff into another bay, the weather was warming up so i could let the ground dry out. About ten days later i got some of the compost i’d made the year before and took it home and set to brewing some tea, once it was made, pedalled back to the allotment with two thirds of a bucket of compost tea and poured it (tree still looked the same at this point) directly down where the soil had gone sour…i had my fingers crossed, but to be honest, was truly amazed at the transformation when in a fortnight the tree was in full leaf and vigour…it was truly amazing to see!….So as a reward this summer, i decided to treat myself to a compost thermometer…and had a merry time collecting bracken( it’s very high in potash don’t you know) crushing and chopping it for composting, playing with my thermometer and watching the needle go doinggg! when the pile gets hot! Everyone on the site thinks i’m nuts but fuck ’em!

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