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Compost Socks

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6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum
Panel 2: It's All About the Soil
Marissa Hornpetrie
Fertile Ground
Oklahoma City

Published in: Environment
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Compost Socks

  1. 1. z Compost socks
  2. 2. z  OUR MISSION IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE SOCIAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT THROUGH ENVIRONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL SERVICES AND WORKER-OWNED JOBS.  ESTABLISHED IN 2011  WORKER COOPERATIVE  RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING  ZERO WASTE EVENTS  GARDEN BEDS AND COMPOST BINS  COMPOST YARD APPLICATIONS  COMPOST SOCK Fertile Ground Cooperative
  3. 3. z What is a compost sock  How is a compost sock made….  Why is it important…  How is it utilized….  Alternatives in the field...
  4. 4. z Compost socks and your cooperative  How to get started  Materials  Relationships in the community  Labor  What are your region’s needs  Purpose  Source  Retail agreements or direct sales  Time to work  Erosion control by need of nature / Erosion control by need of human / Urban farming etc..
  5. 5. z Things to consider…..  Soil mixtures – depending on the uses  Versatility of tools or machinery  Rental or buying of tools or machinery  Labor costs- flexible labor pools  Sales cost- of actual sock or sales team to sell sock  Retail sales agreements or direct sales or both  Storage of finished sock  How much should be made at a time

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