Devine Gardens makes fantastic, clean, contaminant-free, microbe-rich, organic compost and vermicompost so gardeners can enjoy healthy, productive plants without the use of harmful chemicals. I supply gardeners with compost products they trust and share knowledge of soil health, gardening, use & preservation of fresh garden grown foods, and excite people about the thrills, joys, and benefits of gardening using regenerative techniques. I'm available to speak about vermiculture/worm bins, vermicompost, and composting.
The compost is made using manure from our farm animals and bedding. The mixed raw feedstock is put into aerated concrete bays where the air is blown up into the mix from underneath. After the temperature has reached over 131 degrees for a couple of weeks, it’s either fed to the worms or allowed to mature into finished compost undercover to protect from leaching away nutrients.
The workers of the farm, the worms, live in 4’ x 8’ beds inside of a pole barn. Starting in the spring they are fed and watered regularly. They love the warm weather and eat and multiply to their heart’s content during the summer. In late November as their activity decreases, they are fed extra and put down for a long winter’s nap.
We have a growing herd of Dexter cows. Dexter cows are a smaller breed originally from Ireland. They are a nice “old fashioned family cow” good for milking and for their beef. Most of them have friendly personalities and like a good back rub now and then. In the growing weather, the cows are rotated on pasture. During the winter season, they are fed hay and free choice minerals. We do feed grain if it’s very cold to give them extra energy, to coax them here or there and as a treat.
Devine Gardens is a 70-acre farm of which 20 acres are woods. We practice regenerative agriculture, always farming/gardening to improve the long-term health of people and the planet. We don’t use microbe harming chemicals on our land or animals.
Devine Gardens is located in the Town of Nelson between Cazenovia and Morrisville along beautiful Route 20. Please visit our website, call or email for more information.