Cold Creek Compost

Salts in Compost

Cold Creek is always interested in the cutting edge of compost research and technology. We’re always happy to discuss the science behind compost with our customers as well.

We recently came across an informative research paper published by the Environmental Research and Innovation Center at the University of Wisconson, Oshkosh. The paper breaks down the different salts in compost, their importance for plant growth, and methods for testing salt content in soils. There’s a lot more to it than whether a soil is too “salty” or not! Read the paper to learn more.

We found the paper at the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation. Check out their website for lots of other information about compost and what makes it great!

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.

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

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!

Commonwealth Hospital Gardens

The Commonwealth Gardens hope to provide fresh vegetables to the future Howard Memorial Hospital under construction in Willits. To support the non-profit venture, Cold Creek Compost has been donating its Agrow-Blend compost to the Hospital Gardens for years, and has also provided advice on how the Gardens might generate their own compost to recycle their own plant and food waste. Cold Creek hopes to continue to support the Gardens as they grow.

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    August 27, 2019

    We already knew that composting is key for fighting climate change as one of the major forms of recycling worldwide, but new research is adding to the ever-growing list of reasons to compost. A 19-year study found that compost in agricultural use helps the soil store carbon, thereby reducing the atmospheric carbon that contributes to […]

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  • Salts in Compost

    February 25, 2019

    Cold Creek is always interested in the cutting edge of compost research and technology. We’re always happy to discuss the science behind compost with our customers as well. We recently came across an informative research paper published by the Environmental Research and Innovation Center at the University of Wisconson, Oshkosh. The paper breaks down the […]

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    April 21, 2018

    Cold Creek Compost was a proud participant at this year’s Ag Days held by the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. Ag Days was a great opportunity for Cold Creek Compost to educate and excite kids is Sonoma County about the possibilities of compost. Our booth featured a display of our ingredients and information about how to […]

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    November 27, 2017

    Your browser does not support the video tag. The Washington Post recently published an in-depth article on the massive amount of waste the world produces. Watch the video to see just how incredible the world’s garbage piles are. By diverting tens of thousands of tons from landfills annually, Cold Creek is proudly doing its part […]

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  • 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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