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The Benefits of Composting

Humus is product created in the final stage of composting where there is a healthy and stable microbial environment. The humus portion of soils facilitates the healthy growth of vegetative manner and possesses numerous beneficial attributes that are inherent in the material.

What is Humus?

Humus is an environment in which earth's elements and naturally occurring microbes sustain life for all plant life on this planet. Humus is created by Mother Nature's natural process of decomposing all organisms to a natural state.

However, as organic waste streams are generated in substantially larger quantities by the activities of man, the amount of organic material in relation to the natural time cycle for organic decomposition is no longer in balance, thus altering what would occur naturally by Mother Nature. Mother's Organics restores this balance by receiving large volumes of organic material and utilizing farming methods which promote the natural chemical and biological conditions of Mother Nature, but in an expedited time frame.

Essentially, Mother's Organics creates a controlled environment which allows for the optimal decomposition of organic material via microbial activities. The end product is high quality organic humus, which can then by reapplied to the environment in a beneficial manner.

What Humus Does...

  • It amends soil by enriching it with organic matter providing a more healthy growing medium.
  • It reduces water consumption by adding organic matter to soil, which improves the ability of the soils to retain water.
  • It provides a natural pesticide by encouraging strong root growth and healthy growth of vegetative matter.
  • It provides erosion control by encouraging strong root growth, by absorbing water.
  • It provides bioremediation capabilities by acting as a filter for water.
  • It has been proven to increase crop yields when used for growing endeavors.

What are the Community Benefits…

  • It diverts organic material away from landfills, which are not ecologically positive land uses.
  • By diverting organic materials from landfills, greenhouse gases in the form of methane are reduced.
  • Landfill space is reserved only for material in which recycling isn't feasible.
  • Taking green vegetative material and transforming it into humus helps clean the environment, as well as creating a useable products that can be reintroduced into the environment in a beneficial manner.
  • Utilizing humus in erosion control and in improving water quality can collectively reduce run-off into our waterways.
  • Educating the public on the importance of composting in a commercial environment will also encourage home composting.
  • Teaching children individual environmental responsibility will have long-term positive effects for our community.