Ever wondered what it takes to make award-winning wine? So have we. While there are a lot of secrets we’ll never know, we do know compost is crucial. We’re excited to see that several of Cold Creek Compost’s long-time customers have won the Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition. Our nutrient-dense compost is just what your crop needs to go above and beyond, whether you’re growing grapes, corn, asparagus, tomatoes, or cannabis. So if you’re looking to win awards, give us a call!
One of our favorite magazine, Biocycle, knows the situation in California. They’ve addressed our hottest (pun intended) issue farmers are facing. Luckily, compost can help. Check out their latest article pointing out another of the many benefits of compost: drought resistance. Recycled Organics as Drought Resilience Tools.
Biocycle has always been aware of water issues, so if you’d like more information on how recycled organics can help with your water problems, see their 2014 article on the subject here
Earlier this year, Cold Creek Compost was happy to donate a heap of compost to the Sonoma Garden Park. This park has been placing an emphasis on restoring habitats for the Western Monarch Butterfly, which is severely threatened. Hopefully, just a bit of compost will go a long way towards keeping these beauties alive and well in Sonoma. Find more information about the Sonoma Garden Park project on their website.
Cold Creek Compost is a proud partner of WeAct (Windosor Earth Action Climate Team). Just recently, we donated compost to help put on a free organic compost giveaway. It was a huge success, so next week, it will be happening again! We couldn’t resist joining the effort to spread compost and compost knowledge in our community. Here are some details:
Time and Place:
Saturday April 3, 2021
From: 9am – 1pm
Location: Keiser Park—Free ½ Cu.Yd. per household
What to Bring to Haul-Your-Own:
● Shovels, gloves
● Tarps, buckets, feedbags &/or a pick-up truck (a few extra feedbags will be available)
● Covid-Safe Mask Required
Benefits of Organic Compost:
Compost replenishes the soil and boosts your plants with nutrients, microorganisms, and organic matter, improves water retention, recycles organic resources, helps conserve landfill use, and pulls carbon out of the atmosphere.
WeAct is a group of dedicated citizens in Windsor working to address the global climate emergency through local action.
Mendocino County’s local food magazine “Word of Mouth” recently published an article on sustainable community farms and how they use compost in their operations. Almost all of the farmers featured use Cold Creek Compost’s Agrow-Blend, and we’re happy to see that our product helps them succeed and does so in an environmentally positive way.
See the article here: Mendocino County’s Carbon Farmers.
We get this question all the time, and the answer is yes! We do sell planter mixes! We even have one that’s specially formulated for cannabis growers. Here’s the key page from our product catalog. And when you buy from us, you know you’re getting the finest sustainably sourced potting soil in Northern California. Find more information on our products page.
Reducing food waste is one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Not only that, food waste is the number 1 contributor to landfills! So if you aren’t going to finish your plate, at least do your best to make sure your leftovers end up at a compost facility like ours. Few can boast a 99% recovery rate like Cold Creek Compost. That means 99% of what comes to our facility goes back out into the world as a useable product. See more in this infographic from Waste 360.
This is the North Coast’s longest running and most widely attended wine industry event for grape growers and vintners, and Martin and the newest member of the Cold Creek team, Cody, had the pleasure of spending the day conversing and educating on how Cold Creek Compost’s products allow them to Buy Less, Spread Less, and Grow More.
Our booth gave attendees the opportunity to get a literal feel for our Agrow-Blend compost and provided plenty of nutrient and ingredient information on our planter mix products. See the photo below for a glimpse into our experience at this lovely event.
In other news, we have just updated our pricing for 2020! Slide over to our pricing page to see what’s changed.
We already knew that composting is key for fighting climate change as one of the major forms of recycling worldwide, but new research is adding to the ever-growing list of reasons to compost. A 19-year study found that compost in agricultural use helps the soil store carbon, thereby reducing the atmospheric carbon that contributes to climate change.
Whether you are a backyard gardener or industrial-scale farmer, compost is not only the best way to fertilize your plants, it’s also the best way to help the environment.
Cold Creek is always interested in the cutting edge of compost research and technology. We’re always happy to discuss the science behind compost with our customers as well.
We recently came across an informative research paper published by the Environmental Research and Innovation Center at the University of Wisconson, Oshkosh. The paper breaks down the different salts in compost, their importance for plant growth, and methods for testing salt content in soils. There’s a lot more to it than whether a soil is too “salty” or not! Read the paper to learn more.
We found the paper at the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation. Check out their website for lots of other information about compost and what makes it great!