- Work with nature! Compost helps us protect the land from our "trash," and the soil benefits from the natural product of decomposition.
- Save $$ (you won’t need as much fertilizer and/or water, and your curbside trash will decrease!
- Generate less waste. Compost is one solution to our solid waste woes.
Benefits of compost to the Garden:
- Loosens up clay soils so air and water can penetrate.
- Helps sandy soils retain water and nutrients
- Adds essential nutrients and soil microorganisms
- May reduce incidence of plant diseases & other harmful organisms
How to Use Compost:
- In the flower or vegetable garden, or around trees & shrubs
- For house plants and planter boxes
- As part of a seed starting mix
- On the lawn, as a top dressing (if screened)
Local Sources of Compost:
- Bakerview Nursery & Garden Center
945 E. Bakerview Rd, Bellingham, WA,
(They carry Green Earth Technology compost made from
the FoodPlus and yardwaste SCC curbside program.)
- Smit Dairy
9039 Guide Meridian (1
mi. N. of Lynden), WA
- Cornerstone Farms
8508 Van Buren Rd.
(at Lindsay Rd), Everson, WA
- Growsource, Inc.
Hannigan & Division,
- D.G. Lobdell LLC, Stonehaven Yard
La Bounty Dr., Ferndale, WA
Contact the WSU Whatcom County Cooperative Extension
for more composting ideas, (360) 778-5800 or County: 360-398-1310, e-mail: Joyce
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