Dan works at CERES, propagating pea shoots and sunflower sprouts for sale to greengrocers in Melbourne.
He has recently increased his sales and is churning through a lot of certified organic seed raising mix from Grow Better. He purchases the soil for about $175 cubic meter, uses it once in propagation trays, and then stores it in large crates on site. (See Grow Better’s website for more information about the soil)
Anyhoo – this soil is now free for collection. Dan is storing more than 3 cubic meters weekly: there is plenty to go round as he is producing more and more each week.
The soil contains young roots of peas and sunflowers, and the stems of new shoots. The peas enrich the soil with nitrogen. Overall it is a high quality soil which could be reused in garden and vegetable beds. Dan uses no chemicals in the process of growing the sprouts and the whole operation is certified organic through NASAA.
Dan (and the soil) is located in Northcote Victoria, and is happy to arrange to meet anyone wishing to pick it up at least a cubic meter’s worth at a time. Unfortunately smaller collections are too time consuming on his end.
He has access to a fork lift on his end on Monday’s AM and Fridays AM.
Sounds good? Hit Dan up via the form below!
Dan has been inundated with a massive amount of requests for soil – which is ace! – but it will take some time to get through them all. Please note that if you apply now there may be a wait of several weeks or longer.
Also please note that when you go to pick up the soil, it will not fit in a sedan or a hatch. Your best bet is a trailer or a ute.