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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