How is compost different than loam or topsoil?
Loam varies in quality and content but is often low in nutrients and lacking in the qualities of healthy soil. Compost is a nutrient rich soil amendment made by utilizing bacteria, worms, and fungus to break down excess yard and food resources. Quality compost will eliminate any need for fertilizer while providing long-lasting fertility and increased water holding capacity. Our products are near neutral Ph and so amending with ECF Compost will provide a long term balancing of our acidic native soils in RI.
What is your compost made of?
We blend fish scraps, shellfish, manures from the Roger Williams Park Zoo and local farms, and food scraps from the Providence Place Mall and other businesses and schools with sawdust, wood chips, straw, and leaves. Our mountains of compost are kept aerated and this creates an environment in which the organisms thrive, building up heat that kills weed seeds and disease spores. This closely managed system and variety of ingredients gives plants all of the minerals and nutrients they need to be hardy and healthy.
Earth Care Farm
89A Country Drive, Charlestown
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