Elm Dirt Private Tour
- About Us
- For Farmers
- Eco Friendly
- The Science
Back in January 2020, I watched as my 6 month old daughter would grab fistfuls of dirt and eat it. We would be in our backyard or at playgrounds and she would be eating dirt somewhere. And I would cringe just wondering what chemicals she was eating. Was that weed killer, was that fertilizer, was there pesticides on there? And I knew there had to be a better way.
I had heard about worm composting through my husband's family who had someone who did worm farming back in the 1980's and I knew I at least wanted to do worm composting on a personal level. But I felt the need to share natural and organic methods with more people and Elm Dirt was born!
Farmers everywhere are noting higher levels of drought, increased fertilizer costs with decreased availability and yield reduction. The cost of land has exploded. 40% of the world’s soil is classified as degraded. Farmers report needing to increase irrigation, while their water quality is decreasing. Some states have initiated water restrictions, and some are starting to ban or limit the use of synthetic fertilizer.
How we go above and beyond being just eco friendly!
Not only are our products non-toxic, organic and chemical free but we also consciously try to make sure all parts of our process are eco friendly.
Our bottles are made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic and are also recyclable just remove the label to recycle. We've looked into options that don't involve plastic bottles and compostable products don't always work well with our products (since soil microbes are the decomposers of compostable products!) and we don't love the idea of cutting down trees to make our packaging. What we do love is turning other people's trash into new products!
Our products were created using the principals of Korean Natural Farming and Permaculture to boost naturally occurring microorganisms and turn non-manure based waste into high quality soil.
Soil microbes are an emerging important aspect missing from most plant food products and are harmed by traditional chemical fertilizers. How important are soil microbes? Microbes have been shown to be the primary pathway in which plants uptake nutrients.