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Overcoming the ’ick factor’: Composting takes off during coronavirus pandemic

By Austin Murphy 
Press Democrat -- July 10, 2020

...Santa Rosa winemaker Kathy Inman has long been on the cutting edge of sustainable, organic agriculture. So it’s not surprising that Inman, owner of Inman Family Wines in west Santa Rosa, nourishes her vineyards with a “tea” made with worm manure, among other forms of compost.

A decade or so ago, after buying a machine to brew large batches of that tea, she listed the expense on her tax return under “farm equipment.” Confused about the kind of tea Inman was brewing, her accountant switched the category to “office supplies.”

“Trust me,” Inman informed the accountant, “you don’t want to drink this tea.”

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