Compost

Recycled Organics Help with Drought Resilience

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

Cold Creek at Sonoma County Dollars and $ense

Cold Creek Compost had the grand opportunity to attend this year’s Sonoma County Winegrowers and Sonoma County Vintners Dollars & $ense event at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

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.

Compost Helps Sequester Carbon

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.

This study was published in Global Change Biology. For details, we suggest reading UC Davis’s summary of the findings in their own article.

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.

Salts in Compost

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!

Cold Creek at Sonoma County Ag Days

Cold Creek Compost was a proud participant at this year’s Ag Days held by the Sonoma County Farm Bureau.

Ag Days was a great opportunity for Cold Creek Compost to educate and excite kids is Sonoma County about the possibilities of compost. Our booth featured a display of our ingredients and information about how to use compost.

See the photos below to admire Shannon’s artful booth decorations and see some happy kids learning about compost from Martin.

Keeping Us from Drowning in Garbage

The Washington Post recently published an in-depth article on the massive amount of waste the world produces. Watch the video to see just how incredible the world’s garbage piles are. By diverting tens of thousands of tons from landfills annually, Cold Creek is proudly doing its part to keep us from drowning in waste. You can do your part, too, by being conscious about what you throw away and making sure to use your recycling bins correctly.

Ukiah Daily Journal: Cold Creek Looking to Expand

In light of Congressman Huffman’s visit, Cold Creek is proud to be featured in the Ukiah Daily Journal and the Willits News. This time, the subject is expanding the facility to recycle even more of Northern California’s organic material. Find the article at the Ukiah Daily Journal‘s website.

Changing America’s Wasteful Habits

If you hadn’t noticed, Americans produce a lot of garbage. A whole lot of garbage. This interactive article from saveonenergy.com points out just how much garbage we make and where it goes. The article’s visualizations make the massive amount of garbage we produce easy to understand.

The point is simple: throw less stuff away! One of the conclusions the article makes is that American’s should Compost your food scraps and yard waste whenever possible. Cold Creek Compost is proud to have made such composting possible for most of the surrounding cities and counties, but more can be done. We are striving for a future where composting not only accessible to everyone, but where composting is “the norm” when it comes to disposing of America’s waste.

Photo credit: www.saveonenergy.com

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, reuse, then recycle. It’s important to remember to follow these guidelines in that order. As much as we love composting your food waste here at Cold Creek Compost, we want to remind you that it’s even better if your food scraps never make it to the garbage can at all.

A huge portion of America’s food waste is perfectly good food that just couldn’t find a hungry mouth to feed before it ended up in the trash. We’ve stumbled across a few apps, aimed at businesses as well as families, that can help reduce the amount of food that gets thrown out. These apps help make the most of our food, and one was even developed by a seventh-grader! Check it out at waste360.com.

Below: Happy Holidays from Cold Creek, but don’t let your Christmas leftovers go to waste!

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    July 12, 2021

    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, […]

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  • Sonoma Garden Park and the Monarch Butterfly

    July 12, 2021

    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 […]

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  • Sonoma County WeAct Compost Giveaway

    April 12, 2021

    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 […]

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  • Mendocino County’s Carbon Farmers

    February 10, 2021

    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 […]

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  • Organic Bulk Potting Soils from Sustainable Sources

    August 24, 2020

    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 […]

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