water retention

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.

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.

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

Sonoma County WeAct Compost Giveaway

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.
Contact: 707-494-0222

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