Coffee Grinds as Permaculture

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Mindgrinder, May 8, 2014.


  1. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.



    I work in an office tower with +1000 people and free fresh ground organic coffee on 17+ floors and a Starbucks in the lobby....

    Hmm...Hmmmmm....Hmmmmmmm....
     
  2. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.



    hmmm
     
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  3. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    I probably have a few hundred pounds of used Starbucks grounds in my flower beds. Plants love it. Yellowing patch on the lawn, I sprinkle a layer of them on it and in a week or so the grass is thick and green again. I also toss it in the chicken coop because it makes it smell better.
     
  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Never thought to ask Starbucks for grounds. I have a little container that I collect mine in. I have fertilized the berry bushes and are putting them in my containers.

    Cool @ditch witch didn't know that it helps with growing grass.
     
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  5. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Moto, look by the front door when you go into Starbucks. They usually have a little metal bin where they put bags of grounds in them. The bags are about 5 pounds each.
     
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  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Thank you, I will hit up a couple of Starbucks today.
     
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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    So I went to a few Starbucks. They said they will collect grounds for you upon request. I am going to go to one of the larger places so I can get a bunch then not have to go back. I don't really patronize their business except at Christmas (cranberry bliss) so I feel guilty for asking for their cast offs.
     
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  8. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I've seen those , I thought they were for sanitary things & could never understand why they were not in more discreet areas . Boy was I off kilter.
     
  9. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    If you do vermiculture, the worms LOVE the grounds.
     
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  10. mrkermit

    mrkermit Monkey+

    I would love this to work for Morels...
     
  11. AmericanRedoubt1776

    AmericanRedoubt1776 American Redoubt: Idaho-Montana-Oregon-Wyoming Site Supporter+

    I get a Starbucks batch 3x per week to add to our permaculture Hugelbeds.
     
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  12. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    My worms love coffee grounds.
     
  13. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    I honestly had no idea. EXCELLENT post/string!


    My name is Tully, and I'm a coffeeholic....
     
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  14. greenKY859

    greenKY859 Monkey

    back to roots has another great product too

    they sell a small scale aquaponics aquarium for herbs but you can do a lot more with that.
     
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