Farm your Carbon and Supercharge your Soil.
Commercial Compost Programs
An ideal way to "close the loop" on your facility's kitchen wastes. Learn more about our compost pickup and management services and how we give back to our Soil Supporting commercial partners through reduced cost produce.
Clean and Discreet Home Composting Solutions
We love helping homeowners and multi-family communities "plug-in" to the composting movement. We offer compost coaching and a variety of products and resources to get you started.
The goal of our work is to help connect you with the beneficial biology living in your soil, help re-introduce beneficial life back into the soils, and to thereby grow more resilient, robust, nutritious plants that make your ecosystem more stable, and your spaces more enjoyable.
Hugelrado Farms is a carbon farm located in Arvada, Colorado that assists and engages the community in building healthy soil biology by converting common kitchen and yard waste into soil amendments, resulting in low-cost, high-yield and nutrient-dense homegrown food while sequestering carbon into the soil.
Adding 1% organic matter to your soils increases their water holding capacity by 20,000 gallons per acre. Mulching is a great place to start. Keep your carbon (aka: fall leaves & grass clippings) ON your property for your soil's sake! Bonus: beneficial fungi love to munch on mulch!
Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, Nematodes, and Micro-arthropods are the heroes of the soil! When their ecosystems are in proper balance, they extract the nutrients locked inside the crystaline structure of the soil so that your plant gets what it needs. No additional fertilizers needed!
97% of food "waste" in the United States winds up in land fills where it turns "anaroebic" (without oxygen,) and releases green house gases. When you Aerobically (with oxygen) compost your wastes, that carbon goes back down into the ground, instead of into our atmosphere.
Fertile soil loss in the United States occurs 10X more quickly than the rate of natural regeneration AND we only have about 60 harvests worth of fertility left in our soils. It didn't take long for us to tear the soils down, and it doesn't have to take long to build them back up again. #GoTeam
80% of a Prarie's Biomass is under the ground where roots travel 15-40 feet deep. The Soil life living on the roots actually eat carbon sugars and put them back into the soil for us. When you focus on your soils, your plant health follows.
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About your team:
Soil Maker & Founder
Nick is one of roughly 300 people in the United States who is certified in Korean Natural Farming and is the green-thumb of our duo. He's your main contact when we work together.
Shannon Bean Scalise
Special Projects Coordinator & Founder
Shannon owns Book See Financial Group and runs books, operations, and the Soil Food Web lab at Hugelrado Farms.