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Organic Certification

An overview of what you can expect in your certification journey, from the day you first decide to become organic, to the day you can sell your product as Certified Organic and beyond.

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On Farm / Home Composting

Composting is the process of breaking down organic matter, which is anything that was once living. It is a form of waste disposal where organic waste decomposes naturally under oxygen-rich conditions. The final compost product, often called humus, is full of rich nutrients used to fertilize plants, amend poor soil and aid in water retention.

Simply put, it is used to recycle vital nutrients to improve soil quality.

This document aims to clarify what composts are allowable in a certified organic system, and to define a process that can be used by private, noncommercial, on-farm or home-based operations wishing to produce composts that contain material from conventional plant or animal products

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