At Soil Not Dirt Farm, our main focus is creating a balanced compost with high beneficial bacteria and fungal communities. The goal is to build biodiversity and a nutrient-dense product, which is important for most crops. Our compost goes through a 6-month aerobic thermophilic process. We use a diverse range of ingredients to help promote a wide range of beneficial microbes and nutrients.
To produce our compost, we use a turner that helps homogenize and aerate the compost in windrows. Water is sprayed into the windrows while turning using a water wagon. We pay close attention to moisture levels which allows the microbes to go through the full process of breaking down material, and building beneficial microorganism communities.
Our farm makes a point of sourcing non-GMO and organic ingredients from farms and ranches when availble. Because of concerns with certain herbicides and pesticides carrying over into compost we do our best to start with clean ingredients.