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Get the buzz on gardening with Loop®-based compost at the NW Flower & Garden Show

Summary

Build healthy soil, perk up plants and make your neighbors green with envy by using a locally-sourced, sustainable compost made with King County’s Loop® biosolids.


Story

Build healthy soil, perk up plants and make your neighbors green with envy by using a locally-sourced, sustainable compost made with King County’s Loop® biosolids.

King County’s clean-water utility is hosting a booth at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, which takes place Feb. 11-15 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Soil experts will share information about the benefits of biosolids-based compost for landscaping and vegetable gardens.

Booth visitors can take home free samples of GroCo, a high-quality, nitrogen-rich compost made with Loop produced by King County’s treatment plants.

GroCo is a clean, weed and pathogen-free compost with an earthy scent and pleasant texture. It’s easy to use, extensively tested for health and safety, and offers a slow release source of nutrients to nourish both plants and soils.

Produced by King County’s regional wastewater treatment plants for nearly 40 years, Loop is a natural soil amendment and endlessly renewable resource that restores carbon and nutrients to the land for the good of plants, people and Puget Sound.

Gardeners and commercial landscapers value the Loop in GroCo because it’s a source of micronutrients and macronutrients that build soil and boost plant growth.

The use of Loop or Loop-based composts also reduces demand for synthetic fertilizer, which takes a tremendous amount of fossil fuel to manufacture. By contrast, the production of Loop actually creates energy. The anaerobic digestion that makes Loop is a renewable source of biogas that can be scrubbed and sold as natural gas or used to make electricity.

People can learn more about Loop online at www.loopforyoursoil.com.

 

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This release is also posted on the Department of Natural Resources and Parks website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/dnrp.aspx



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