Organic Compost

Organic Garden at Willow-Witt Ranch

Willow-Witt Ranch organic compost is the completely recycled product of goat and chicken manure, mixed with their organic bedding straw, bio-char, wood chips, and spring water. It is actively composted by turning every 2-3 days as temperatures reach over 130(F). In keeping with our organic and regenerative agricultural practices, there are no fungicides, pesticides, herbicides or commercial fertilizers used. The high temperature kills seeds, creating a very clean planting medium which we use throughout our vegetable gardens.

How It's Made

Organic Compost Piles
Turning Organic Compost

The active composting process is labor intensive, faster than pile systems, and produces compost that is free of weed seeds. The animal ingredients are mixed with wood chips and biochar as they go into the pile; we turn the pile often throughout the week for two to five weeks to aerate. The temperature stays above 131 degrees F. until the composting process is complete, and then drops to 110 degrees. The compost is ready to use at this point, and still contains the beneficial fungal mycelia that help promote good root growth.

locally raised meat, eggs and dairy products
Willow-Witt Ranch is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of a unique ecosystem in the Southern Cascades, and the headwaters, wetlands, and forests that arise there. We provide education on the values of ecology and of the complex web of food and environment by operating a small certified organic farm and Farm Stay accommodations.
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic
Willow-Witt Ranch

658 Shale City Road
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 890-1998
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