Compost

Cost-Effective Cannabis

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.

Fertilizer Prices Skyrocketing

In these volatile times, we’re seeing radical changes in every industry. When it comes to agriculture, prices are going through the roof, whether it’s fuel, fertilizer, or farm tools. To get a sense of how this is impacting the industry, take a look at this Modern Farmer article. While there’s nothing we can do to lower the price of diesel, we can help reduce your fertilizer cost. Compost is cheaper, more effective, and better than chemical fertilizer in more ways than we can list, and lots of farmers are catching on. On top of that, it’s better for the environment. Here’s a breakdown of the value of the nutrients in our compost. You won’t find a chemical fertilizer that can beat our value.

Price-Breakdown

Compost for Almond Farms

Drought got you down? Maybe the drought has your profits down, too. If you like pinching pennies, then you’ll love our compost. One of our favorite publications, Biocycle, recently did a brief report, Compost and Mulch Use on California Almond Farm, on how an almond farmer can save money and improve output with compost. Their calculations were done with standard compost, so imagine the savings that could be realized using Cold Creek Compost’s highly nutritious blend.

The Key Ingredient in Award-Winning Wine

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!

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!

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  • Cost-Effective Cannabis

    June 6, 2022

    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 […]

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  • Spend Less, Grow More

    May 11, 2022

    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.

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  • Sonoma County Compost Rebates Available

    April 20, 2022

    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.

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  • Fertilizer Prices Skyrocketing

    March 4, 2022

    In these volatile times, we’re seeing radical changes in every industry. When it comes to agriculture, prices are going through the roof, whether it’s fuel, fertilizer, or farm tools. To get a sense of how this is impacting the industry, take a look at this Modern Farmer article. While there’s nothing we can do to […]

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  • California’s Composting Future

    January 19, 2022

    Composting has always been hip, but now it’s the hottest trend in the state. New state regulations are encouraging more composting than ever. Cold Creek Compost has happily offered nearby counties cutting-edge composting services for decades, and continues to be one of the few facilities permitted to handle food waste, a huge part of California’s […]

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