Nutrient Cost Comparison

Here at Cold Creek we’re focused on maximizing nutrient content and minimizing cost. We believe that knowing more about your fertilizer and soil will help you Buy Less, Spread Less, and Grow More. It may be possible to find a lower cost compost than Cold Creek’s, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a compost that can compete with our nutrient content per dollar. Cold Creek’s Compost is even competitive with chemical fertilizer.

To help see the benefits of our compost, we’ve put together this worksheet. Take the time to calculate how much your spending on fertilizers, and see what Cold Creek has to offer.

Ukiah Daily Journal: Cold Creek Looking to Expand

In light of Congressman Huffman’s visit, Cold Creek is proud to be featured in the Ukiah Daily Journal and the Willits News. This time, the subject is expanding the facility to recycle even more of Northern California’s organic material. Find the article at the Ukiah Daily Journal‘s website.

Cold Creek Earns Congressional Recognition for Sustainability

On August 28, 2017, U.S. Congressman Jared Huffman visited Cold Creek Compost, toured the operations, and presented Martin and Cold Creek Compost with a Sustainable North Coast Award for the company’s dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Cold Creek Compost and Martin are truly honored by this award and recognition for their 22 years of sustainable materials management. Thank you Congressman Huffman and many congratulations to Martin and the Cold Creek crew!

Learn more about Huffman and his sustainability mission on his website

Changing America’s Wasteful Habits

If you hadn’t noticed, Americans produce a lot of garbage. A whole lot of garbage. This interactive article from saveonenergy.com points out just how much garbage we make and where it goes. The article’s visualizations make the massive amount of garbage we produce easy to understand.

The point is simple: throw less stuff away! One of the conclusions the article makes is that American’s should Compost your food scraps and yard waste whenever possible. Cold Creek Compost is proud to have made such composting possible for most of the surrounding cities and counties, but more can be done. We are striving for a future where composting not only accessible to everyone, but where composting is “the norm” when it comes to disposing of America’s waste.

Photo credit: www.saveonenergy.com

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, reuse, then recycle. It’s important to remember to follow these guidelines in that order. As much as we love composting your food waste here at Cold Creek Compost, we want to remind you that it’s even better if your food scraps never make it to the garbage can at all.

A huge portion of America’s food waste is perfectly good food that just couldn’t find a hungry mouth to feed before it ended up in the trash. We’ve stumbled across a few apps, aimed at businesses as well as families, that can help reduce the amount of food that gets thrown out. These apps help make the most of our food, and one was even developed by a seventh-grader! Check it out at waste360.com.

Below: Happy Holidays from Cold Creek, but don’t let your Christmas leftovers go to waste!

Gardens Project and Cold Creek Compost

Cold Creek Compost is a proud donor to the Gardens Project of Mendocino County. We’ve been providing compost to their gardens throughout the county since their inception.

The Gardens Project supports the development of community-based gardens in Lake and Mendocino Counties, emphasizing local and organic produce. They also work with the community and schools to promote the spread of nutrition and garden knowledge. For those interested, there are lots of ways to get involved and help the community with the gardens project. Learn more at gardensproject.org

Below: Cold Creek compost being applied to a Ukiah garden, and then the results below

Right: We can’t guarantee corn stalks this big, but our compost certainly helps!

Below Right: Martin on a tour of the gardens

Interview with Martin Mileck on KZYX

Cold Creek is in the news! KZYX featured a story on the recent move by Willits to compost food waste and included an interview with Cold Creek’s owner Martin Mileck. The program highlights Cold Creek’s ongoing work to develop the recycling and composting industry so that more waste can be diverted from landfills. Cold Creek, with the help of public pressure, has helped change the waste paradigm in Mendocino County, where food waste composting is steadily becoming the norm.

Oh, and sorry we’re late, but Happy Fourth of July!

Get Planting!

Our Spring planting is well underway here at Cold Creek, and hopefully you’re not far behind. We’ve got piles and piles of fertilizer here ready for plants. This year, we have our newest addition based on popular custom blends. Our Growers Choice Elite is a blend of our Growers Choice Plus with additional bat guano, coco coir, kelp meal, green sand, glacial rock dust, and micorrhizae. We’ve planted a number of crops in it here at our garden, and we’re expecting a bountiful harvest. Don’t hesitate to call us and place your order today!

Compost in your Home Garden

We know it’s early, but Spring is coming soon, and if you’re a planner you might already be thinking about this year’s home garden. You might also be thinking about which fertilizer will help you grow the biggest crop of tomatoes, corn, or grapes on the block. Our product has been refined over our 30 years of business to give you the most bang for your buck, whether you’re using our organic compost as a top-dress, or our planter mix for direct planting.

If you’re wondering how to use compost in your garden, check our faqs.

If you know exactly what you need, give us a call and order a custom blend. This season we’ll be stocking all of the most popular ingredients such as bat guano, coco coir, kelp meal, perlite, and many more.

Book Cover Cold Creek Compost is proud to be featured in the children's book Composting Abbie, a tale of how a whale can be composted, and how a tragedy can be turned into an opportunity. More
  • Nutrient Cost Comparison

    October 26, 2017

    Here at Cold Creek we’re focused on maximizing nutrient content and minimizing cost. We believe that knowing more about your fertilizer and soil will help you Buy Less, Spread Less, and Grow More. It may be possible to find a lower cost compost than Cold Creek’s, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a compost that […]

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  • Ukiah Daily Journal: Cold Creek Looking to Expand

    October 11, 2017

    In light of Congressman Huffman’s visit, Cold Creek is proud to be featured in the Ukiah Daily Journal and the Willits News. This time, the subject is expanding the facility to recycle even more of Northern California’s organic material. Find the article at the Ukiah Daily Journal‘s website.

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  • Cold Creek Earns Congressional Recognition for Sustainability

    August 31, 2017

    On August 28, 2017, U.S. Congressman Jared Huffman visited Cold Creek Compost, toured the operations, and presented Martin and Cold Creek Compost with a Sustainable North Coast Award for the company’s dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Cold Creek Compost and Martin are truly honored by this award and recognition for their 22 years of […]

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  • International Compost Awareness Week

    May 9, 2017

    One of our favorite holidays is this week! The first full week of May is International Compost Awareness week. So if you weren’t aware of compost, now’s your chance. Check out kisstheground.com for a quick rundown of compost and its awesome potential. You might even be lucky enough to win the $2,000 giveaway…

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  • Changing America’s Wasteful Habits

    July 6, 2016

    If you hadn’t noticed, Americans produce a lot of garbage. A whole lot of garbage. This interactive article from saveonenergy.com points out just how much garbage we make and where it goes. The article’s visualizations make the massive amount of garbage we produce easy to understand. The point is simple: throw less stuff away! One […]

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