How well can a garden thrive on solid clay blended with four tons of bulk Foothills Compost™? Just take a look at this massive residential garden in Buford, Georgia. This garden was created on solid Georgia Red Clay, is a thriving masterpiece!
Many gardeners say that it can take years of hard work to improve clay soils. Yes, there must be a little tilling involved and as much organic matter as possible, but the key is to add a good amendment and we recommend Foothills Compost™ which is organic compost created using food residuals and yard/wood trimmings from local businesses. The rich compost improves soil texture, helps the soil retain water, suppresses plant disease and prevents soil erosion in addition to enhancing plant growth. Foothills Compost™ is all-natural and all-organic compost derived from 100% recycled organics.
It is perfect for all of your compost needs:
By using our product we are able to reduce our carbon footprint by recycling and reusing natural materials.
If you are a local business here in Gainesville, Georgia and are looking to reduce the size of your traditional waste containers or reduce the frequency of your waste pick up service, you should start by composting food and organic waste. Composting is the most efficient way to deal with food waste. By continuing to dump food waste into a landfill or combustion facility strains our waste system overtime, and also leads to the release of major greenhouse gases, including methane and carbon dioxide.
Did you know that over one fourth of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste? The annual value of this excess food is estimated at around $31 billion.1 There is great potential for restaurants, grocery stores, food processors and other businesses to utilize their food waste and save money. Food waste is the third largest portion of the U.S. waste stream, yet at a recovery rate just under 3%, it is currently the least recovered portion.2 In 2015, the USDA cited “Food loss and waste in the United States accounts for approximately 31 percent — or 133 billion pounds — of the overall food supply available to retailers and consumers...".
Foothills Compost™ can provide you with resources and solutions to reduce, reuse, and compost your food waste, thereby returning our finished product to your community! When food waste is brought to our composting facility, it is mixed with wood chips and allowed to decompose until it forms fertile compost that can be used for gardening and landscaping. This process conserves natural resources by returning valuable nutrients to the soil, and it conserves water by forming soils that retain moisture better. Ask your local restaurants, schools and businesses if they separate their food waste to help our environment! If not, tell them to call Foothills Compost™ today and let us start helping your business save money and minimize landfill contribution!
Are you looking to amend your Georgia red clay soil? Nurture and amend it with some fresh organic matter like Foothills Compost™. Many gardeners say that it can take years of hard work to improve clay soils. Yes, there must be a little tilling involved and as much organic matter as possible. The key is to amend the soil using our Foothills Compost™ which is organic compost created using food residuals and yard/wood trimmings. The rich compost improves soil texture, helps the soil retain water, suppresses plant disease and prevents soil erosion in addition to enhancing plant growth.
Additional Features and Benefits of our compost:
Going to the store to buy your vegetables is always an option; however growing your own vegetables is the most rewarding especially when you are using Foothills Compost™! So, how do you get started? View our video and we have also included some of the main points as shown below
We hope you enjoyed our video and make sure you check back often for more how-to's from Foothills Compost™!
Square foot gardening using Foothills Compost™ is way to go for the avid gardener with limited space. The first step is to build the boxes using pine, cedar or chop down a few small trees like we did and build your own! Next, mix one part of Foothills Compost™ to two parts native soil to your vegetable garden. Place your desired annual flower or vegetable transplant into prepared area. Lastly, don’t forget to top dress with Foothills Compost™!
Check out our locally produced and nutrient rich, Foothills Compost™. This pile is ready for screening and we are ready to take your orders! Our organic compost is created using food residuals and yard/wood trimmings from local businesses. The rich compost improves soil texture, helps the soil retain water, suppresses plant disease and prevents soil erosion in addition to enhancing plant growth.
Foothills Compost ™ Features and Benefits:
- 100% natural organic material
- Reduces amount of recyclable organic material entering our solid waste system
- Increases value of soil
- A registered soil amendment in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.
- Our product reduces our carbon footprint by recycling and reusing natural materials.
Foothills Compost™ can be purchased in bulk, or by the bag. Give us a call today to place your Spring order!
Foothills Compost™ was happy to host the GGIA (Georgia Green Industry Association) Board Meeting, held Thursday, September 8, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia. It was another sweltering hot day but thank goodness for that catered barbecue and sweet tea!
Today, the Georgia Green Industry Association is a vibrant association, adapting to the changes within the industry and in standard business practices. The Association continues to provide education, legislative monitoring, certification exams, trade shows, and conferences to the horticulture-related industries in the State.
If you are interested in joining GGIA, here are some benefits of becoming a member:
United on Industry News and Compliance Issues
Endorsed Insurance Program
Continuing Education Programs
Award Recognition for Industry Excellence
Discounts on Industry Publications
Click here to join:
GGIA Board Members
Grow organic this spring with Foothills Compost™ All-Purpose All-Organic and Foothills Potting Soil! The pictures below show our own organic squash growing in our front yard flowerbeds. Squash need plenty of sun and good drainage, and they love wrapping their roots around bits of Foothills Compost™!
Remember, if you're using organic seeds, start them in a mix approved for organic gardening...it's simple just add Foothills Compost™ All-Purpose All-Organic or Foothills Potting Soil! Grow it. Eat it. Be Healthy.
This past weekend our family had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Georgia Organics Conference in Columbus, Georgia. Georgia Organics is a non-profit organization which provides support for organic farmers. This year the Georgia Organics Annual Conference will featured seven Farm Tours, eight In-depth Workshops, 36 Educational Sessions, a Grits & Vigor Expo, Joan Gussow keynote, and the famous Farmers Feast, featuring local, organically produced food. Foothills Compost™ enjoyed the opportunity to networking with many of the small farmers, local technical colleges and universities from across the state.
We are looking forward to sending out loads and loads of compost to all of you!!
We were excited to see Foothills Compost™ featured on Fox 5 News for their Pike Nursery Earth Day special. Pike Nursery carries our products and we are thrilled that they chose to feature our compost! Join us at Pike Nursery for their LIVE radio broadcast of Live Walter Reeves Lawn & Garden Show" at Pike Nursery on Saturday mornings. When you visit on location they serve biscuits, coffee, lively gardening conversation and professional tips for Gardening without Guesswork with co-hosts, GGIA certified Pike Nurseries Associates.
Check out what we have been up to on our blog.