Story: Organic farming

Watering the compost

Watering the compost

Organic compost is made twice yearly at Millton Vineyard in Gisborne. The compost is made from winery and vineyard waste, and is watered to regulate the temperature and moisture so that biological activity is maintained. Lime (white powder) is added to prevent the compost becoming too acid. Millton is New Zealand’s first certified organic and biodynamic winery.

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Seager Mason, 'Organic farming - What is organic farming?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Seager Mason, published 24 Nov 2008