This article highlights an exciting pilot project on the financial benefits of carbon sequestration through compost application. The Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (RCD) conducted the project to explore the potential of compost in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. The results were impressive, demonstrating that compost can significantly reduce the costs of fertilizers and other inputs while improving crop yields. This is great news for farmers and anyone interested in sustainable agriculture practices as it provides a cost-effective solution to address pressing environmental issues. On top of all that, this is yet another source of funding to help you get better crops for less money.
Sway the Future with Seaweed
How do we make the world a better place? We Sway the Future. Specifically, we reduce our dependence on petroleum plastics by switching to better alternatives, like seaweed-based plastics. It’s no secret that the occasional plastic bag ends up in the compost bin. Imagine if that plastic simply composted like a piece of paper or a leaf of seaweed… Our job would certainly be easier. We were happy to work with Sway to do some pilot tests on the viability of their bio-based plastic products in our compost. Spoiler Alert: it composts great!
Sway was recently featured in this Business Insider piece, and they gave Cold Creek Compost a shout-out.
Word of Mouth – Compost
Word of Mouth is a great community magazine about food and agriculture here in Mendocino County. We were honored to be mentioned in their Summer article on compost in California. Give their website a look for more information about all that Mendocino County has to offer. Here’s a Fall shot of the hills around Potter Valley.
More Compost Discounts!
Bummed you missed Cold Creek Compost’s big Summer Sale? Well, the discounts keep coming. Zero Waste Sonoma is offering Sonoma County compost users a juicy 10% discount on compost purchase until next Summer, up to $25,000 off. All it takes is a little bit of paperwork. Get your discount here. Once you’ve got that sorted out, call us up and we’ll be ecstatic to deliver to you!
Peace & Plenty Farm – Saffron
One of our favorite customers is Peace & Plenty Farm. Among other tasty treats, they produce saffron by the bushel. Anyone concerned about low cannabis prices might look to saffron as an alternative; it goes for $5,000 per pound! Read a little about their farm here. Photo by Thomas J. Story.
Farm to Pantry Donations
Cold Creek Compost is happy to see that our donations to Farm to Pantry have generated bountiful yields this year! We have proudly donated to community gardens and non-profits in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties for decades, and it always brings us joy to see their produce go to hungry homes. Look at all those tomatoes!
Understanding Compost and Fertilizer
If you want healthy fields and big yields, you need fertilizer, right? Yes, you do, but it’s not as simple as that. Pouring a bag of blue powder on your fields gives the plants the N-P-K they need, but there’s a lot more to happy plants than those three letters. Compost gives your soil structure, sequesters carbon, improves water retention, provides microbial activity, and improves your fields in countless other ways. What makes Cold Creek Compost’s Agrow-Blend compost special is it acts as a fertilizer and a compost at the same time. Our unique manure/compost blend provides fertilizer at less cost than a chemical fertilizer, while boosting your soil in all the ways that compost does. For more, read this article from Kiss The Ground.
Cannabis market got you down? We’re here to help! Using Cold Creek Compost, you can get high-quality product for a fraction of the cost. If you don’t have the budget to replace your planter mix with new soil every year, you can amend your existing soil with our compost. Agrow-Blend Compost rejuvenates old soil by providing new fertilizer content, enhancing soil structure, and reinvigorating the soil’s microbiology. Just till in some compost and you’re good to go! To hear how it’s worked for others, read this story from MendoFever.
Spend Less, Grow More
We’ve talked about it before, but it’s worth repeating: farming with compost saves you money. And if you use our chicken manure compost, you’ll save even more money. This article explains a case study finding that applying compost to almond orchards increases annual returns per acre by $1,170. See the full article here.
Sonoma County Compost Rebates Available
If you’re applying Cold Creek Compost’s Agrow-Blend compost in Sonoma County, you’re eligible to receive a 10% rebate from Zero Waste Sonoma! It’s easy to sign up, just head over to the application website.