Our compost is a proven process...
...of expertly managed decomposition of organic matter. We use certain ingredients and feed stocks, under specific management processes to produce a particular end product for specified Green Infrastructure needs. At the same time, we also produce a general use product line.
We do not use industrial tub grinders or shredders. Our priority is to minimize our carbon emissions footprint.
Green Infrastructure projects include
- Storm Water Runoff Management - Bioretention/ Biofiltration Facilities, Environmental Site Design, Bioswales, Habitat Restoration, Bioremediation, Riparian Restoration and Rain Gardens
- All Composts are tailored to meet each site’s needs and support the engineering and design protocols.
- General Landscape uses and Urban Farming.
- Our compost is ideal for tree and shrub planting and combined as being a mulch.
- SRG’s Compost introduces greatly increases microbial life. It suppresses disease, retains moisture,
increases aggregates and structure, and increases porosity.
WHAT | HOW | WHY?
We manufacture a few varieties of compost.
- Fungal dominated
- Bacteria dominated
- Course or fine aggregate
- Bio-filtration and Bio-retention applications
- Bio-remediation and soil restoration
- Rain Gardens
- General landscape and plantings
- Urban Farming and food production (TBD)
- Products that can be customized for a site or project need
Currently, we utilize Carbon (energy) and Nitrogen (protein) feedstock from a select few sources. We are strict in what we accept. Just ask the previous suppliers that have been cut off from being allowed to tip their loads!
We also amend select batches with various other ingredients to create a “recipe” that ultimately facilitates end products for a specific use – based on biological lab testing (below). Compost/composting is not patented. However, some of our “recipes” and our management processes are Proprietary.
Our compost – usually 25-40 individual batches being processed simultaneously - is closely monitored, logged, labeled, recorded, etc.... We strictly monitor temperatures and moisture levels – as well as close
visual inspections at least 3x per week.
Random batches are selected for testing and sent to a certified lab to confirm biological populations. We are always experimenting with new ingredients, ratios, processing protocols, etc... Our goal is to produce the absolute best end product that is possible, and improve upon the management protocols wherever possible. Occasional lab testing helps to support this goal.
We do not currently employ any tub grinders, shredders, screeners, or such. One of our primary goals is to mitigate any carbon footprint and unnecessary and unfriendly disturbance to the residential community. We can achieve material breakdown and create finer aggregates by utilizing everything aforementioned.
Why do we make this product?
Several years ago we were contracted by a developer to design and construct a Green
Infrastructure project that required a bio-retention parking lot. We needed a planting and
infiltration media that was going to provide all the necessary attributes then and over time as the site matured.
We could not find any Western NY location that had this product.
Sure, it seemed that all kinds of nurseries and private companies were making and selling
what they called “compost”. We decided to make it ourselves from that day forward. After 7 years of intense research, travel to other sites and projects, attending conferences, webinars, phone consultations with Microbiologists, Botanists and Agronomists, at least 100+ reports, books, publication papers, etc.... we developed a process and a recipe that has been highly successful since – and still getting better each season.
Green Infrastructure, Storm Water Runoff Management, Brownfield’s remediation,
Habitat Conservation and Restoration, Rain Gardens, Urban Farming, etc... are all
gaining momentum in WNY. Our products meet these needs down to the microbiological
levels. A Bioretention or Biofiltration facility, Rain Garden, soil remediation site, etc...
should get better with age if designed and engineered properly. This cannot be possible
without quality compost that meets these needs.