James Fry – 7 Homemade Fertilizers: From Trash To Treasure

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  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,583 admin

    Wow James, you really hit all the biggies here! These are awesome fertilizers.

  • valerie
    valerie Posts: 2

    I cannot download the free gifts - I don’t find a link when I clicked to the right on the book or on James’ website. Thank you

  • Carol
    Carol Posts: 2

    I really enjoyed your information and I also could not get the links to work. It says to contact the web person. Thanks again.

  • JamesFry
    JamesFry Posts: 5 ✭✭✭

    Hey Valerie and Carol, really sorry about that, I looks like a few people with gmail and yahoo accounts are having issues. Please email [email protected]. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Tina
    Tina Posts: 1

    Problems with links as well. Loved Mr Fry’s presentation. Unable to get the link to the free alchemist book here or on his website

  • JamesFry
    JamesFry Posts: 5 ✭✭✭

    Hey Tina, sorry about that. Sometimes you have to wait around 10 minutes for it to come through (really depends on what email service you have). If you still don't get it please do email [email protected]. Keep growing!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie Posts: 9

    Great presentation. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge. I will go to the support address also as I was unable to get free items. You are a very generous young man. What you give will come back 10 fold. Blessings of Mother Earth and Father Sky upon you.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie Posts: 9

    I tried the support address. I was told it doesn’t exist. You still did a great job even if I can’t get your free book. Thank you

  • kchiarini
    kchiarini Posts: 66 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2020

    Mmmm. Well, I'm still getting over the #1 fertilizer. I'm a city girl and new to gardening. I love the naturalness of it, but that's a little out of my comfort zone. But who am I to say...you say you've had success, then you know what you are doing. I must say...I like your out of the box thinking! :)

    EDIT: Inappropiate language removed

  • Adele
    Adele Posts: 18

    Thanks for the fantastic presentation on natural fertilizers! I'm going to try the bananas-potato peels-coffee grounds mixture first, then maybe get some worms for vermicompost and worm tea. My worms in the past didn't survive, but I'm going to give them another go in a commercial worm tower like you showed. By the way, the link didn't work for me either, so I sent a message to your support email address.

  • tomandcara
    tomandcara Posts: 712 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us.

  • ele alberto
    ele alberto Posts: 4 ✭✭✭

    talking about urine.... my husband like to pee straight into our compost pile. You mention that the urine should be left alone for 2 weeks ( or two days ... sorry I forgot ) - so Is it too strong for the compost? Should it be diluted?

    will it help or hurt the composting process ?

    thanks !

    BTW, where is the permaculture resort in Brasil?

    I have a small land in Bahia, cocoa coast, and people all over use permaculture methods

  • Julia
    Julia Posts: 1

    Amazing ideas! Going to look into your #1 fertilizer some more. For those having trouble with the link try entering in the [email protected]/gn2020

    address just make sure you put the ‘/gn2020’ at the end. Worked for me!

  • JamesFry
    JamesFry Posts: 5 ✭✭✭

    Hey @ele alberto that's so awesome!

    The permaculture "resort" isn't much of a resort, more like a rustic 40+ acre retreat called Kilombo Tenonde near Valença, Bahia. It's owned by Mestre Cobra Mansa, a renowned capoeira master where he holds an event called Permangola (permaculture + capoeira angola). Very cool you're on the cacão coast, I was in Itacaré for a month this year before the permaculture event :-) https://www.facebook.com/permangola2020

    Regarding your urine incubation question. The reason for letting it sit 2 weeks is for the urea to denature into ammonia. If you're adding directly to a compost pile, that's great, no need to incubate it will break down and help as a compost activator. If you're using on plants directly YES you want to dilute about 1/20 depending on how young the plants are. Could be 1/10 or less for established trees.

  • JamesFry
    JamesFry Posts: 5 ✭✭✭

    @tomandcara You are so welcome, it was such an honor and a pleasure to share here at the summit.

  • JamesFry
    JamesFry Posts: 5 ✭✭✭

    @Adele Glad you liked it! Keep me posted on your progress with the banana/coffee/tater mix, it works wonders on root crops!

  • Amy
    Amy Posts: 4 ✭✭✭

    James, Thank you so much for such a great presentation. I’m transitioning to an off-grid lifestyle and in the planning phases still. “David the Good” did an impromptu interview with the guys from C-Head composting toilets and said they were the best he’s seen yet, but I know you mentioned here not being a fan of the lookalikes out there. I believe it’s a completely different system though? Would you check this out and let me know if you think just digging a hole or using the bucket method would be better then this? That would certainly be cheaper, but I’m building a rather classy abode and really liked the way this looked. 😬 Overall though, Function trumps looks for me, so I’d really love your opinion on it: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0efTfdB3FHM&t=607s

  • Laura
    Laura Posts: 1 ✭✭✭

    Please help...was unable to connect and receive James Fry's free items.

  • Amy
    Amy Posts: 4 ✭✭✭

    Also, you mentioned menstrual blood has NPK and Iron & micronutrients. How would I use that to grow plants safely or what could I do with it safely? I actually just had ordered the SALT menstrual cup as I’m going for zero-waste, so would love to know how to best dispose of that when using a composting toilet system with urine diverter (so I can both do humanure and also use the sterile diluted urine as a foliar feed).

  • ele alberto
    ele alberto Posts: 4 ✭✭✭

    HI James!

    I am very familiar with Cobra Mansa's Kilombo. Me and my family are very related to the capoeira community - we are neighbors of Mestre Cabelo in Serra Grande - who you might know also.. We live in New Jersey, suburbs of New York City - I'm trying to develop a vegetable garden in my yard ( and in Bahia as well ).

    You mentioned confrey as a great activator for compost - do you what is confrey in Brasil? Or any equivalent to that?

    So glad I found a fellow that knows the Cacau Coast !

    thanks for the info !

  • ele alberto
    ele alberto Posts: 4 ✭✭✭

    Hi James

    being in NJ at the moment, I would like to purchase worms - can you recommend a good place where I can buy worms and the worm house that you recommended ?

  • forca
    forca Posts: 4 ✭✭✭

    Loved the presentation. So practical. Could not get the link working but would love to read your reports

  • Mary
    Mary Posts: 2

    Would cat urine work?

  • Nell
    Nell Posts: 1

    Having trouble trying to get the free gift also. Have tried using both hotmail and gmail accounts neither work.


  • Pru
    Pru Posts: 2

    Web Form doesn`t exist

    Please contact the website administrator

    this is the message I get when clicking to get the free gifts. Please help!

  • Ray
    Ray Posts: 11 ✭✭✭

    In making the urine tea, do you add wood ash after it turns to ammonia or before?

  • Amy
    Amy Posts: 4 ✭✭✭

    @ele alberto James looks like he’s using the Worm Factory 360 (can be found on Amazon for around $100, or from this site btwn $55-65: https://www.canvasn.club/worm-factory-360-composting-bin-moisture-and-ph-testing-meter-worm-farm-kit. That said, it was gifted to him & doesn’t mean he thinks it’s the best - though he did say it works great!! This is the one I love best due to No mess & the sheer simplicity of it!! It is $369 with discount code GYG @ but check out this review on it:

  • Amy
    Amy Posts: 4 ✭✭✭

    Whoops! Sorry... premature send! Haha! @ele alberto - here’s the review and the link for their site: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o7_qJY3BPBk

    & https://greentools.ca/

    @JamesFry - one last question for you James! Wanted to know how long does the fermented goo take to fully ferment approx. and how do you know when it’s ready to be used as a foliar feed, in dilution?

    Thanks again James! 🤗❤️

    Amy Joy

  • Wilma
    Wilma Posts: 6 ✭✭✭

    Hello, very nice presentation, thank You!!

    By the way just wanted to make you aware that the link for the Alchemical book does not work, either here or at your website. Can you please send a link for it? Thanks again

  • Minaz
    Minaz Posts: 2
    edited May 2020

    Hi James,

    Enjoyed your presentation as well as Out Of The Box Thinking. But couldn't find any link to those resources you mentioned in the presentation.

    Kindle send me those information @

    minazkaram AT gmail DOT com

    EDIT: email address altered to protect poster from spam