Full Circle Compost in the News
Farmers Country Harvest Fair
Be sure to come to our "Farmers Country Fair" at our retail site! We will be celebrating our Tomato Tasting and Autumn Harvest with all of our local farmers, including crafts, music and kid activities. Fun For All!! September 29th at 3190 Hwy. 395, Minden, NV.
For Immediate Release: August 31, 2010 Print Version (pdf)
GOVERNOR GIBBONS APPOINTS NEW MEMBER TO NEVADA TAX COMMISSION
CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Jim Gibbons today appointed Craig M. Witt to the Nevada Tax Commission. Witt is a well-known and experienced businessman from Minden, Nevada. He has been involved in various agriculture businesses in Northern Nevada since 1973. He is a member of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Nevada Landscapers Association and the Nevada Farm Bureau.
"Craig's professional experience will make him a valued asset to the Nevada Tax Commission," Governor Gibbons said, "I am pleased he has accepted the appointment and I am certain he will serve the people of Nevada with honor and fairness." .....more »
farmer turns waste into food
Record Courier (4/21/10)
businesses begin composting their food waste
Tahoe Daily Tribune (4/20/10)
We are Excited to Announce that
Full Circle Compost
is now at
Whole Foods Market! We now have 9 quart bags of our "Soil Essence Elite" available for purchase at the Whole Foods Market in Reno. Come on down, look for our "Soil Essence Elite - Garden Boost". Get more information about our product and our WEcycle Program!
- Seed Swap
- NLA Trade Show
- Eagles and Ag
- Soil Fertility Workshop
- Earth Day Recycling Workshop
- Carson City Farm Days
- Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival
- CVCC Business Showcase
- Econet Earth Day Celebration
- Raised Beds/Drip Systems
- Soil/Beds/Cold Climate Gardening
- Edible Landscape
- Mulching Workshop
- Canning / Preserving
- Wanderlust Festival
- 1st Annual TomatoFest
As a third-generation farmer in the Carson Valley, Craig Witt has brought all of his wholesome family values to Full Circle Compost. We are constantly involved in community projects, compost workshops, parades, and even school demonstrations. Full Circle Compost is just as committed to spreading our word as we are our compost.
Fresh Veggies Anyone?
Have you ever been on a hayride? Have you ever had the pleasure of eating carrots, tomatoes and melons that were harvested only seconds earlier? Have you ever been up close to microbes working feverishly? Well, if you answered no to any of these questions, you weren't on the Full Circle Compost and Hungry Mother Organics tour in September. Craig Witt and Mark O'Farrell hosted the Clear Creek Watershed Council so that we could see what they do and how they respect the creek and the earth in their work.
They collect material for composting from a variety of sources, including Whole Foods Market in Reno and Trader Joe's. They turn the organic waste they collect into nutrient-rich compost that we can use in our gardens. Beyond all that, they turn some of their compost into organic garden beds that are in greenhouses and large garden patches at the prison farm. On those garden beds they grow carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew), herbs, flowers, and much more. These products are supplied to some area restaurants and are available during the summer at the local Farmers Market.
Many thanks to Craig and Mark for their time and expertise. The fruit and veggie samples at the end of the tour were also greatly appreciated! Click here to read the Clear Creek Watershed Council newsletter.
Members of The Nature Conservancy, Full Circle Compost, Mariah Power and the Audubon Society planted cottonwood trees at the River Fork Ranch near Genoa on Oct. 23.
Ryan Kelley, of Full Circle Compost demonstrated tree planting techniques to the group as Chic Moxley listens. Read the entire Record-Courier story here...
Full Circle Compost presented:
"Worm Bin Economics"
A presentation about how worms make you money! Learn about composting worms, and the how to's of composting your own green waste and food waste. How you can reap the rewards of worm composting in your own Garden.
A hands on workshop for the whole family, discovering how worms work their magic.
Squaw Valley USA - July 24th thru July 26th 2009
We would like to invite you to come and have some fun in the Kula Village at Squaw Valley! We are not only going to be in the Village representing soil health and fertility, but we will also be recycling all the Festivals Zero-Waste Recycling at our compost site in Minden, NV.
Go to www.wanderlustfestival.com for details
Full Circle Composts' Craig Witt spoke July 19-22 in Jackson, Wyoming during a regional conference focused on developing and operating organic diversion systems with a particular focus on addressing the specific regional issues such as: operating in cold and arid climates with limited access to landfills and distant markets; integrating new programs with existing infrastructures; and developing markets for woody biomass.
This conference focused on the challenges of operating in the western United States where communities are often in isolation. These communities are seeking to understand the best way to utilize their organic waste.
in the Carson Valley, Carson City, Reno, and Lake Tahoe areas in
2009. We Invite you to come visit our booth at one of these
"Earth Friendly" events.
Full Circle Compost is proud to say that we have been "Green from the Beginning".
South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
South Lake Tahoe Web Link
Reno Earth Day Celabration!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Reno Earth Day Web Link
Tahoe - Truckee Earth Day Festival!
at Squaw Valley's Olympic Village
Saturday, April 18, 2009
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tahoe - Truckee Earth Day Web Link
2008 Spring Fling
Zero Waste Event Information
Are you interested in making your next big occasion a Zero-Waste Affair? Click here for more information. We are committed to helping bring compostable waste full circle and are happy to see that you are too. Way to be!
Full Circle Compost Receives the
EDAWN Business of the Year Award
Guess What!? Full Circle Compost was awarded with the Small Business of the Year Award by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. "What an honor for us as well as all of those people who make it possible for Full Circle Compost to provide its recycling services?
The real credit needs to go to each and every individual and company that recycles with us. Because of their commitment to recycling, Full Circle Compost can marry residential and urban recyclables with agricultural waste, and by combining these materials with specific recipes, they can be converted into valuable water-holding organic soil amendments. Full Circle Compost has been in business for ten years. It is very satisfying to receive this kind of recognition." -- Craig Witt. The award was given to the business that showed the most exemplary dedication to employees, the local community, and the global environment.
Business Showcase April 27th, 2006
Businesses and organizations from all corners of the Carson Valley got together to network and experience the joys of small-town local businesses. Good friends, great food... almost as satisfying as Soil Essence!
Capitol City Farm Days April 6th, 2006
Craig Witt helped show the next generation of farmers and home composters just how much fun agriculture can be! Elementary school students from the Carson Area came to check out worms, dirt, critters, and how it all fits together in the Full Circle of Life.
February 24-26 - Eagles and Agriculture
For four years now, this incredible sell-out event has brought hundreds to our small community to see the amazing connection between nature and agriculture. Locals and tourists come together for the Owl Prowl, photography workshops and contests, and of course the tour of local ranches and farms throughout the Carson Valley where the majestic bald eagles and other birds of prey are feasting during the calving season.
October 20th and 21st, 2005
Teglia's Paradise Park Community Garden, Reno, NV
Demonstration Garden at Sierra Nevada
College in North Lake Tahoe
Every year we collect the compostable material generated at our local Earth Day festivities. We then donate the finished compost back to the community later that year. This year's Earth Day Donations went to Teglia's Paradise Park Community Garden in Reno as well as to the Demonstration Garden at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village. Each organization was given five yards of our Soil Essence Elite.
October 18th, 2005 Leadership Douglas County Demonstration
Every year, the Leadership Douglas County candidates take a tour of the valley and look at local organizations and businesses. Full Circle Compost is a regular stop on the Environment / Agriculture / Water Supply Day tour. This year the group got to examine – and taste! – the difference between store-bought and homegrown produce. They got a hands-on lesson in the Brix system of measurement that reads the sugar content of our food.
Whether it was the good food or the great presentation, Craig Witt will be honored as a Session Presenter Winner at this year's Leadership Douglas County Class of 2005 Recognition Celebration on November 15th.
September 25th, 2005 Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day
The Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day put on by The League to Save Lake Tahoe and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California was a wonderful event that celebrated the "Original Stewards of Lake Tahoe". This zero-waste event was held at Meeks Bay and was one that centered on cultural and environmental awareness. Attendees were given the chance to participate in tribal activities and hands-on restoration projects. Full Circle Compost was there with donations of Soil Essence Plus and Integrated Tahoe Blend 25% to aid in the demonstrations. We also accepted about a yard of compostable waste from the occasion.