Great post on coffee grounds – worth a read.
Originally posted on Lewisham House:
It’s not every day that you end up with a wheelbarrow full of used coffee grounds, but I’m looking forward to making it a regular occurance at Lewisham House.
A little while back, a new cafe opened up just down the road, The Pig & Pastry. Other than their passion for great food, they also have a real interest in environmental issues. This includes some lovely raised garden beds set up in their backyard, for vegetables and herbs.
A week ago I approached them with a strange question: “what do you do with your used coffee grounds?”. Nothing as it turns out!
Coffee grounds are much loved in the permaculture community, as a source of free fertiliser for the garden. Apparently they deter (or hopefully kill?) slugs and snails, and the grounds are a particular favourite of citrus trees.
Online there are a number of long conversations about the…
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