United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service

Soil Biology Authors:

Elaine R. Ingham
Andrew R. Moldenke, Oregon State University
Clive A. Edwards, The Ohio State University

Visit the USDA Soil Biology Website

The Soil Foodweb

“Soil Foodweb Technology is based on years of research by many different people. All science builds on previous science, the efforts of scientists to understand why the world works the way it does. Science is an on-going process of quantitative assessment and understanding of mechanisms on which life is based.”

These world wide lavatories for soil testing, research and eduction are the brain child of Dr.  Elaine R. Ingham.

Visit the Soil Foodweb Website

Agri-Turf Supplies, Inc.

Local Santa Barbara Landscape Supply and Services Company. Supplies Compost Tea Services and organic amendments.
Read a Story about Agri-Turf Owner George Schnackenberg
Visit the Agri-Turf Website




“Earth Fortification Supplies is a partner company with Soil Foodweb Oregon. Earthfort brings the Soil Foodweb science into practical application. They provide soil amendments, compost tea brewers, composting equipment and educational literature.”

Visit the Earthfort Website

Keep It Simple, Inc.

What is compost tea?
“Compost tea is an aerobic water solution that has extracted the microbe population from compost along with the nutrients. In simple terms, it is a concentrated liquid created by a process to increase the numbers of beneficial organisms as an organic approach to plant/soil care.”

This company offers soil information and products like Tea Brewing system, Bio-Amendments, Books and CD.

Visit the Keep It Simple Website


Malibu Compost

Malibu Compost’s Biodynamic® Compost blend start with a base of manure and Biodynamic preparations. Go to their website for more information.

Visit the Malibu Compost Website

Compost Teana’s

Aerated Compost Tea services for your organic landscape.  Certified G3 Professional and Certified Soil Foodweb Web Advisor 2011.
Visit the Compost Teana Website

Composting Resources

Department of Sanitation Los Angeles

Residents can learn about backyard composting, worm composting, types of compost bins, grasscycling, and other smart gardening techniques at the City’s free backyard composting workshops. In addition to the workshops, special discounted compost bin sales events are held throughout the year.

Griffith Park Composting facility Compost Bin Sales hours of operation are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM the 2nd Friday of each month and Composting Workshops and Bin Sales are also on the 4th Saturday of every month, hours of operation are 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM.

Visit the The Department of Sanitation Los Angeles Website for availability or to get more information.
View or print the City of Los Angeles Homeowner Composting Guide brochure