I am a real nerd when it comes to compost. During 8 months working at a research farm in California I spent hundreds of hours between counting microscopic creatures, formulating compost recipes, and turning piles by hand. I developed an awe for the microscopic world: busy, complex, and varied, landscapes hidden in smallness.
Now I work at Soil Dynamics. We do not turn piles by hand. We do not measure our compost ingredients in 5 gallon buckets, but instead in loader buckets - 5 yards each. I am now 300-1000 times more time-efficient when I turn compost. The landscape that captures my awe now is one of magnitude. Massive, powerful, and surprisingly precise: these are the machines that we rely on at Soil Dynamics.
We hope you enjoyed a little glimpse behind the scenes. Some of my coworkers have worked with machinery in oilfields, I have mostly worked in educational gardening! Never with machinery until now. We all know that humans have the power to shape the world, but I've never understood it up close. I'm glad that we at Soil Dynamics put all this horsepower to good use.
All we do is recycle. Everything we haul away from clients to the compost farm is unwanted material, and everything we deliver to clients is transformed into a valuable product to beautify our landscapes and improve environmental quality.