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Prospect, TN farmer producing organic, natural fertilizer

Posted Sunday, March 1, 2009, at 11:55 AM

When my organic searching recently found Rgrow I learned it was produced over in Giles County by Ed and Teresa Rollins, just outside of Prospect, TN.

Besides being interested in a local farmer producing a product that would help our garden club and fellow gardeners, the Rollins name sounded familiar, so I contacted Ed to find out more.

Besides confirming that the product was a natural product, I confirmed that Ed and Teresa shared the same concerns that I have for land stewardship. In fact, they were on the board of directors for the Tennessee Land Stewardship Association during the last years before the Feds took the program over.

In addition to their beef, poultry laying and honey operation, they have been producing this natural soil fertilizer from poultry waste and wood chips for almost 12 years. If you have ever worked with poultry waste, you will know why it is important that I tell you that they are promoting it as 'oderless'.

Ed tells me that they guarantee an NPK of 1.8/2.4/2.2 and that the application rate is one 22lb bag for 50 square feet. While it can be purchased straight from the farm, there are also two retail outlets in the Shelbyville area.

To get more links about the farm, Ed & Teresa, Rgrow, and the outlets, go to our Garden Gleanings page. http://www.mybedfordcounty.com/gardengle...

It is probably also important that I let you know that this is NOT a paid advertisement nor are the links affiliate links. I have not used the product yet, but intend to give it a try this year.



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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.