FBI (aka From Big Island around these parts) is now more than a cool local name brand. Student gardeners learned today that FBI are critical compost organisms that recycle nature's waste and turn it into soil nutrients. F = fungus (mushrooms and lichens that feed on wood and plant particles). B = Bacteria (food for worms and other microorganisms). I = Invertebrates like sow bugs, cockroaches, milipedes (bugs that eat organic matter and the bugs that eat them). Together, FBI turns banana peals to black gold.
Composting is enabling FBI to do their work in a specified spot so we can get rid of plant waste and create a pile of nutrient-rich soil for distribution into garden beds. Students found our waste piles alive with all kinds of wiggly critters and stringy white mycelium. Now they know FBI as the original recyclers; organisms we should love and appreciate. Even emulate.
Long live FBI.
Krista Joan says:
My mission is to teach, train, and testify in resistance to the white supremacy of my ancestors. My personal choices are political, powerful, and practical. Let's trash waste.