Learn more about how we're keeping jumping worms out of our soils.
All ingredients used in Vermont Compost Company products have been approved for certified organic production. Our composting process meets the National Organic Program (NOP) standard requirements and our products are approved for organic use by Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF), the certification branch…
Our company was founded on the principle that agriculture could and should be conducted with soil health as its primary responsibility; hence our motto, ‘Feed the Soil.’  Continuing to honor this maxim is a priority for VCC, and as such, we source our ingredients as ethically as possible, and mitigate our carbon footprint wherever feasible. 
Our potting soil is, essentially, a nursery in which young plants learn how to search for water hidden in pore spaces, divide their roots in order to anchor themselves, and produce exudates that can be traded for nutrients under the management of soil microbes. For each of these processes, particle size impacts root responses.
As living material, our soils and composts are resilient, but proper storage helps ensure germination potential and protect against contamination.  When choosing where and how to store your bagged soil or compost, consider the following factors: light, temperature, moisture, time, and contamination.
Unfortunately, most municipalities do not recycle polyethylene, as it requires special equipment to process. Thankfully, many of our customers have experimented with creative ways to reuse our bags. Here are just a few of the ideas they have shared.
Here is a list of books Karl thinks every aspiring farmer, composter, plantsperson, or soil steward should look into. They have been important resources in developing Karl's philosophical and practical approaches to life and business. Farmers of Forty Centuries: Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea…