Compost is an elemental, essential practice to enrich the soil with beneficial air-breathing microbes, a stable source of nutrients, and medium-sized particles to increase the tilth and texture of our heavy clay soils.  All farms must look at where they reside to determine the best place-based partners for composting materials, or substrates. 



We market our delicious produce to the residents of East Lake Commons that own Gaia Gardens, great restaurants in Decatur and Atlanta, and our good food customers that find us off the farm.  All our materials come from a representation of these market communities to help us close the energy loop of our farm.  We compost only uncooked plant-based kitchen scraps from East Lake Commons, several Decatur restaurants, and Compost Wheels.  Kitchen scraps are layered with untreated, hardwood sawdust, turned to increase their aerobic activity, and humified by forest-dwelling earthworms to produce a high quality, life dense and rich soil amendment. 

David Paull and the team at Compost Wheels have been instrumental in bringing our composting program into the future through their guidance and resource sharing.  Learn more about their residential and commercial compost service here.  If you subscribe to their service, your plant-based kitchen waste could end up right here on our farm in the pursuit of bettering our soil or one at one of their other partner farms.  Either way, it's a victory for fertility, waste reduction, thoughtful stewardship, and land conservation.  

In 2016, we received a Local Food Grant from Foodwell Alliance, an organization that supports food projects and convening around food and community in Atlanta.  With their grant support, we were able to purchase a super sophisticated 15-gallon compost tea brewer and supplies to really make the most of our compost and directly inject it into the drip irrigation system.  



David Paull and the team at Compost Wheels have been instrumental in bringing our composting program into the future through their guidance and resource sharing.  Learn more about their residential and commercial compost service here.  If you subscribe to their service, your plant-based kitchen waste could end up right here on our farm in the pursuit of bettering our soil or one at one of their other partner farms.  Either way, it's a victory for fertility, waste reduction, thoughtful stewardship, and land conservation.  We greatly appreciate all of our partners in the Compost Collective