Build Soil, Support Life.

Get acquainted with the living biology in your soils. Sequester more carbon. Grow food. Put your kitchen scraps to work!

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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. 

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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. 

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Garden Wellness

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.

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Hugelrado Farms

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.

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Fun Fact:

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! 

Fun Fact:

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! 

Fun Fact:

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. 

Fun Fact:

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

Fun Fact:

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. 

News from Hugelrado:

Fortify the Network
Fortify the Network

By Shannon Bean Scalise on Sep 26, 2020

It's easy to look at the world today and feel really overwhelmed with gloom and doom. We're told we have 7 to 10 years to prevent that 1.5 degree “point of no return” warming. We're told that we only have 60...

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Coming Soon from Hugelrado Farms
Coming Soon from Hugelrado Farms

By Shannon Bean Scalise on Sep 26, 2020

If you've run into us lately, you've probably heard that we're up to quite a lot.  We are working on comprehensive plans that allow us to cultivate mushrooms, spirulina, microgreens,  greens, vegetables, he...

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THANK YOU, Kiva! 
THANK YOU, Kiva! 

By Shannon Bean Scalise on Sep 26, 2020

If you're looking for something to celebrate, let's celebrate micro-finance. Let's celebrate kiva.org!  Kiva.org is an amazing global microfinance platform that connects lenders with people who need access t...

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