dirt farmer & co.
Instead of using chemical fertilizers or unsustainable soil amendments, reach for diVine Compost. This is the same "secret ingredient" I've been making for years and using to produce exceptional grapes for Sonoma Valley's premium wineries as the Kenwood-based "Dirt Farmer".
I've decided it's time to literally spread the wealth. Why? I'd like to reduce agriculture's dependency on synthetic fertilizers, reuse winery and equestrian waste and recycle old farm equipment — while helping friends and neighbors realize abundant, high-quality fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers and plants, or even just a really nice lawn.
Now I'm sharing this "secret ingredient" with you.
So what's my recipe?
I combine 4 parts grape pomace (seeds, skins and stems) from premium Sonoma and Napa Valley wine grapes with 1 part horse manure from elite equestrian facilities. Then I aerate and monitor the compost as it naturally "cooks" and in a year's time, it's diVine. It's Mother Nature at her best. Don't be concerned about the visible grape seeds — they won't sprout. The "cooking" process solves that problem. Just think of them as micro nutrient time bombs that will slowly break down while aerating your soil.