Leaves and grass clippings are some of the best things for your garden. I recycle all of the yard waste back into the garden, grass clippings get bagged and used as mulch (and they're really good fertilizer too) leaves get thrown on the garden in the fall, left for the winter and then composted in the spring. I've also been growing potatoes in bags of mostly leaves. I also use the tree branches that I trim off as barriers and edging. The brush and branches that do get burnt, I scoop up the ashes and use them to fertilize certain plants. I don't throw any yard waste away and I don't spray my yard with any chemicals either. It's the best thing for your garden.
Hey, Yeah great I am the same but you know I never knew how good chickens were at helping recycle garden waste! Sometimes I throw all the hedge trimmings in their enclosure and they scratch it around and shred it down ready to use as compost material. They eat all the kitchen scraps and give me fresh manure to help accelerate it and add nitrogen! They are really good at getting rid of all the hand weeded material also.
I have always lived in the suburbs of London and possessed a spiritual pull towards the soil. Ever since I could walk I had an obsession with experimenting with plants and the various environments in which they grow. With Greek Cypriot heritage I have strong memories of my uncles farm in Pomas in north west Cyprus. I love the old village life ideals with family bonds strengthened by team efforts working close to the land. I believe a life of close participation with nature allowing a sustainable