Compost

OUR 100% locally sourced compost is now available for sale!

We are located at: 1829 San Ysidro Crossing, Santa Fe, NM 87507 (see map below)

Our site is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m -4 p.m. or by appointment.

Call (505) 393-1196 to schedule an appointment outside of our public sale hours.

BULK: one cubic yard, $55
BAGS: one cubic foot, $10 (includes gross receipts tax)
Santa Fe Farmers’ Market VENDORS: $45/cubic yard.

YES, WE DELIVER!! Call (505) 393-1196 to set up your delivery.

¡YouthWorks! and other school programs assisting at compost yard filling compost bags

Did you know that composting not only keeps your food scraps out of the landfill, reduces methane emissions and makes your farm or garden healthier, it ACTUALLY REVERSES THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH CARBON SEQUESTRATION.

How?

 

Soil is one of the most important natural resources on the planet. Together with sunlight…Soil is one of the most important natural resources on the planet. Together with sunlight, air and water it provides the basis for life today. Soil is complex mix of minerals, air, water, and countless microorganisms that comes in many types. It is what allows us to grow our food, filter water, and is host to the greatest concentration of biomass anywhere on the planet. It forms at the surface of land,like a skin for the ground.

Plants, with sunlight and water, perform photosynthesis. They pull carbon in from the air and turn it into carbohydrates, sugars. Then they pump some of these sugars down through their roots to feed micro organisms who use that carbon to build soil. Voila! Carbon moved! The plants pump it in, and the soil stores it. Nature’s living technology is amazing! All the carbon in carbohydrates come from the air and nowhere else. Through photosynthesis, plants convert the sun’s energy into simple sugars or carbohydrates. The plants use water (H2O) from the soil and carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and recombine them to form carbohydrates (COH) and oxygen (O2). These carbohydrates then form the basis ofthe food chain for humans, animals and the soil ecosystem. Living plant roots actively exude sugars, amino acids and other compounds into the soil to feed soil organisms that in return provide nutrients to the plants and build the soil. Microbes in the soil create enzymes to break down existing organic matter or mineral soil, making nutrients more available to the plant. And, they use these carbohydrates (sugars) to build carbon glues that aggregate the soil particles so air and water can move through the soil system. Mycorrhizae are a specific and especially beneficial fungi that form symbiotic associations with plant roots in the soil. Enlarging the surface-absorbing area of the roots by 100 to 1,000 times or more, mycorrhizae create long threads that create a net which acts like an extension of the root system. This makes the roots of the plant much more effective in the uptake of water and nutrients.

From Soil Story