At Blackberry Farm in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, master gardeners cultivate a rich organic compost to help fertilize and protect the Tennessee farm-resort's many fruit and nut orchards and heirloom vegetable beds. Combining a rich blend of manure from sheep and horses raised on the property, in addition to kitchen scraps and crop remnants, this "house-made" compost expertly and continuously enhances the texture, water retention, and beneficial microorganisms of regular garden soil. Living, organic compost enhances soil fertility and texture. Protects crops from adverse conditions. Reduces need for weeding and combating insects. Custom formula is a balanced blend of natural plant and animal materials. Made using local and sustainable ingredients, including farm-raised horse and sheep manure, kitchen scraps, and garden waste. Each batch is cured over a 12-18 month maturation. Compost is turned every 2 weeks during maturation to build oxygen content and aid decomposition. 10 lb. Made in USA.