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Composting is the process of transforming organic material – manure, leaves, garbage, etc. – into forms that are beneficial for plants  and help build soil. Properly done, the composting process kills harmful organisms and weed seeds.




Compost  is organic matter that has been decomposed and stabilized by bacterial and fungal processes, becoming a material that is beneficial to plant growth.



The difference between DIRT and SOIL is LIFE!

Good compost adds an abundance – and diversity – of beneficial life to the soil: bacteria, fungi, mychorriza, and nematodes. This abundance of life in the soil helps you and your plants in several ways.

* Beneficial microorganisms found in good compost consume and digest organic materials, making these nutrients more readily available to plant roots.  Nutrients are also stored in forms that will not leach out of the soil. You use less fertilizer.

* Bacteria and fungi form healthy, “symbiotic” relationships with plant roots. For example, plant roots put out sugar to feed bacteria; and as the bacteria die, they release nutrients that the roots can absorb.

* Beneficial microorganisms also help protect plant roots from diseases, forming a protective barrier around the root systems that can stop disease organisms.

Safe, Clean Compost

Yancey County Compost

At MAYTime, all materials are first pre-composted in professionally-designed “aerated bay” systems. These systems maintain temperatures above 130° F for several weeks to kill harmful bacteria and weed seeds.



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The resulting material is then fed to bins of earthworms, resulting in high-quality vermicompost. Vermicompost has high concentrations of beneficial microorganisms, and hormones that promote plant growth. Vermicompost also contains factors that help plants resist diseases.


Using Compost

For new vegetable beds: or to rejuvenate an old bed, add a two-inch layer of good compost to your soil, and work it in to a depth of six inches.

For existing beds: add one inch of compost each year.

Transplanting seedlings: fill each hole with a double-handful of compost mixed with a good organic fertilizer, and plant in that.



Between 60 and 80% of everything we send to landfills is compostable.
When this material decays, it produces methane - a greenhouse gas.
You can help change this. Join the Composting Circle.


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