Our organic compost is approved for use on certified organic crops by the Organic Materials Review Institute according to the USDA National Organic Program Rule. To maintain OMRI approval of our organic compost, we maintain high temperatures (between 131-170º F) within our compost for at least three consecutive days during the composting process, which assures that pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli bacteria are reduced to safe levels.
Why Use Compost?
Since the beginning of life on earth, compost has been an essential part of creating and sustaining life. As living things grow and die, they leave behind organic matter that contains supportive elements. These are broken down chemically by soil-dwelling microorganisms (bacteria, actinomycetes, protozoa, and fungi) and physically by insects, spiders, snails, slugs, and worms. From start to finish, the process is a harmonious cycle, constantly generating the potential for new, healthy plant and animal life by freeing supportive elements that have been “trapped” in organic compounds.
Adding our high-quality OMRI Listed organic compost to your soil will make your plants more vigorous and better able to withstand environmental hardships such as drought and other natural challenges to their health. And for an extra beneficial organic growing medium, mix our OMRI Listed worm castings with our organic compost in a one-to-four ratio.