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Nutrient-Rich Compost Helps Garden Project Dreams Become a Reality

Blue Ribbon Organics repurposes food waste and wood-based landscaping byproducts to create high-quality compost and soil blends for farmers, community gardens, nonprofits, landscapers, organizations and individuals, for projects of all sizes. Incorporating compost into soil helps to get nutrients back into the ground for plants to use for optimal growth.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Municipal solid waste landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States, accounting for approximately 15.1 percent of these emissions in 2018.” Blue Ribbon reroutes waste to create a product that not only addresses the needs of the nation’s ever-degrading topsoil situation and a warming Earth, but also provides fertile ground for growing healthy gardens, crops and perennials.

In 2019, between Blue Ribbon’s flagship site and one municipality’s compost site they manage, they diverted 7.3 million pounds of food waste from landfills. That number continues to grow, helping the Earth and the gardeners on it.

Location: 1137 27th St., Caledonia. For more information, call 262-497-8539 or visit