Veteran Compost

Veteran Compost

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We product high-quality compost and soil products from food scraps we collect and compost ourselves.

We are a veteran owned business focused on improving the world by composting organic waste and employing military veterans.

Operating as usual

04/12/2024

Turns out there’s compost at the end of the rainbow!! Happy Friday!! 😀

Photos from Veteran Compost's post 03/02/2024

We are excited for Spring and are back on social media after a little bit of a break! We have been gearing up the last few months and are ready with more staff, more delivery vehicles and more product inventory than we’ve ever had in our 14 year history! Let’s grow together in 2024 😀 Here are some pics of a couple of deliveries this week - the first pic is us making a delivery to The People’s Garden in DC in front of HQ for the The second pic is bagged product being dropped off for sale with our friends at Gingko Gardens in DC

10/10/2023

Free Compost Class this Friday and Saturday!!!

Back by popular demand ...

Peter Moon (O2Compost) and Justen Garrity (Veteran Compost) will be hosting another On-Farm Composting Workshop in the great state of Maryland. Sponsored by the Maryland Dept of Agriculture, these two one-day workshops will include presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and ample time for Q&A and open discussion among the participants.

Presentations will cover the basics of On-Farm Composting and include a virtual site tour of all sizes of ASP Compost Systems. There will be a discussion on the environmental benefits of composting and how to use finished compost. In the afternoon, workshop participants will visit an operating facility for a hands-on demonstration of aerated composting.

Choose the day that works best for you!

WORKSHOP OPTION #1

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Harford County Public Library - Aberdeen
Address: 21 Franklin St, Aberdeen MD 21001
Site Tour: Veteran Compost (328 Bush Chapel Rd, Aberdeen)

WORKSHOP OPTION #2

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Rose of Sharon Equestrian School
Address: 5630 Sharon Dr, Glen Arm MD 21057
Site Tour: Same location (Rose of Sharon Equestrian School)

THE AGENDA:

What can be Composted
The Basics of Composting
Composting Objectives
Aerated Static Pile (ASP) Composting
Compost Quality
Uses for Finished Compost
The Business of Composting
Compost Facility Tour
The workshop is FREE for all participants. Attendees will also receive a free copy of "The Perfect Horsekeeper" by Karen Hayes, DVM.

Email [email protected] or [email protected] to sign up!!

Send questions to [email protected]

10/10/2023

Free Compost Class this Friday and Saturday!!!

Back by popular demand ...

Peter Moon (O2Compost) and Justen Garrity (Veteran Compost) will be hosting another On-Farm Composting Workshop in the great state of Maryland. Sponsored by the Maryland Dept of Agriculture, these two one-day workshops will include presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and ample time for Q&A and open discussion among the participants.

Presentations will cover the basics of On-Farm Composting and include a virtual site tour of all sizes of ASP Compost Systems. There will be a discussion on the environmental benefits of composting and how to use finished compost. In the afternoon, workshop participants will visit an operating facility for a hands-on demonstration of aerated composting.

Choose the day that works best for you!

WORKSHOP OPTION #1

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Harford County Public Library - Aberdeen
Address: 21 Franklin St, Aberdeen MD 21001
Site Tour: Veteran Compost (328 Bush Chapel Rd, Aberdeen)

WORKSHOP OPTION #2

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Rose of Sharon Equestrian School
Address: 5630 Sharon Dr, Glen Arm MD 21057
Site Tour: Same location (Rose of Sharon Equestrian School)

THE AGENDA:

What can be Composted
The Basics of Composting
Composting Objectives
Aerated Static Pile (ASP) Composting
Compost Quality
Uses for Finished Compost
The Business of Composting
Compost Facility Tour
The workshop is FREE for all participants. Attendees will also receive a free copy of "The Perfect Horsekeeper" by Karen Hayes, DVM.

Email [email protected] or [email protected] to sign up!!

Send questions to [email protected].

08/04/2023

Free tours Aug 7th at 10:30 and 11:30 in Aberdeen, MD. Come see our compost operation and meet the awesome team that makes it all happen. Our Address is 328 Bush Chapel Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001. Hope to see everyone there to celebrate our company becoming a teenager! 😀🤣

05/29/2023

God Bless Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice For Us.

Photos from Veteran Compost's post 04/14/2023

DC plant pickup folks - we are at 6th and Neal (opposite side of Union Market as usual. We’ve got your plants and bags ready for pickup and some good gardening weather this weekend (warm and rainy) 😀 Thanks to Julie and John from Oxbow Farm for growing such beautiful plants again this Spring!!!

Photos from Veteran Compost's post 03/25/2023

Free Lettuce Seedlings! Pickup in Aberdeen. We found trays of lettuce starts in a load of produce sent to us. Seems like a waste to compost them, so pickup as many as you like for your garden 😀

03/21/2023

Now Hiring Van Drivers in DC and Non-CDL drivers in Aberdeen (small Isuzu trucks). If you are looking for work or know someone who is, please email us at [email protected] for details. This is year-round, full-time work. While we strive to hire veterans or family members of veterans - all are encouraged to apply. If you want to help save the world, join up!

03/04/2023

Spring Hours = Open Saturdays 9am-1pm in March, April and May (except Memorial Day Weekend) in Aberdeen, MD. Feel free to stop by!

02/17/2023

Honored and humbled to deliver to Arlington National Cemetery this morning. Proud moment for us as a veteran-owned business. It means a lot to be here among all these brave Americans 🇺🇸

02/04/2023

2023 Plant Sale with Oxbow Farm is off and running! You can find the link on our homepage or in our newsletter (it went out this morning). It’s 🥶today but Spring is officially only 44 days away. Good time to start planning for a plant delivery or pickup. ☀️

Spring Plant Sale & Garden Trends for 2023 02/04/2023

Spring Plant Sale & Garden Trends for 2023 -

Spring Plant Sale & Garden Trends for 2023 We hope that you and your family are staying safe this winter.  You might be surprised to know that the official start of Spring is just 44 days away!  We found 3 different lists of garden trends for 2023 - and also have our Plant Sale link below.  Nothing beats planning for Spring on a frigid ...

Photos from Veteran Compost's post 01/27/2023

Free Houseplants! We try to rescue plants from the compost pile whenever we can. If you’re visiting our site in Aberdeen, feel free to take some home - like the ones in the first picture. The second photo is a Christmas Cactus rescued last year that bloomed beautifully this year (despite being chewed on by a cat periodically 😹). You would be surprised how many great-looking plants people put in the compost. We’re plant lovers, so we try to save them all. **Please note, your adopted plant might be potted in a repurposed mug, platter, etc also rescued from the compost pile 🤣🤣

01/03/2023

10+ years and millions of pounds of food scraps composted together, we’re going to miss you Annapolis 😢. We’re sorry to say that today was our last day of scheduled service in the area. On the eve of the food waste ban, when should be getting ready to take things to the next level, we sadly have to pack things up. If you have a minute to email Steuart Pittman and tell him to give us back our compost facility that would be greatly appreciated. We would happily rush right back to town and compost more than ever if allowed to be a part of the community. But, sadly he has picked politics over helping the planet and helping veterans like us……. We take a lot of pride in our Maryland roots, and being in Annapolis every week brought us a lot of pride. Thank you to everyone who worked with us over the years, we made a difference for over a decade together. It’s just a shame that it has to end instead of grow. Anne Arundel County has a recycling rate below the state average, Ego Alley floods more often than ever, and Bay health is at a critical point. Seems like some folks that want to operate a compost site and help others would be a good solution to these very local issues - but instead we had to pack our bags and head back to Harford County. Hope to see you again someday Annapolis, God Bless….

Photos from Veteran Compost's post 12/13/2022

Two ways to help local families and veterans this holiday season! If you are in the Baltimore area - Now through December 21st - drop-off new unwrapped presents in this container at our Aberdeen facility (at the farmhouse). We’ll get them to Santa Tom and the more than 200 families he helps around the Baltimore area. For DC folks - consider supporting Operation Winter Haven. Each year, Veteran Compost DC donates to Operation Winter Haven at the DC Veterans Administration Hospital. This event supports homeless Veterans in the DC area by providing goods and offering services to them annually.

Veteran Compost DC normally purchases new clothing items for the event and donates money for the rest of the event. Last year your generosity enabled a $6000 donation to OPERATION WINTER HAVEN. If you would like to contribute, please email [email protected] for more details. Happy holidays everyone!!

12/05/2022

We got evicted from Anne Arundel County, full story below. If you can email ([email protected]) or call the County Exec (410.222.1821), or DM him (tagged in post) or share this with others - we would appreciate it. Even if you don’t live in Anne Arundel County - let them know that they shouldn’t evict veterans who are trying to make the world a better place. Full Story: Five years ago Anne Arundel County Government brought us to a site in Lothian, MD. They encouraged us to lease the site and build a compost facility. For five years we poured hundreds of thousands of dollars and all of our available time and energy into permitting and building the site. We had to hire civil engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, forestry experts, and fire protection engineers - just to build a gravel driveway and a concrete pad about the size of a football field. After 5 years we got the green light to open in June. A week later Steuart Pittman (County Executive) called to say he changed his mind and was ending our lease. He cited concerns from a handful of neighbors about truck traffic. We were blindsided. For 5 years, first as a candidate for office and then County Executive- Steuart repeatedly told us how much he likes this project and that he wanted us to succeed. The American dream is that if you work hard and live right, good things come your way. If someone encourages you to pour everything into a project, they shouldn’t be allowed to change their mind in an election year. Without this site, we will have to end our compost service in Annapolis this month - after a decade of service. The numbers just don’t work without a site in AA County. We aren’t a political organization, but after months of waiting for something to change - we finally decided to come forward with our story. Please tell Steuart Pittman to give us back our site. Thanks

11/11/2022

Happy Veterans Day! Support The Troops and tell a friend about our products and services 😀🇺🇸. “10 years in the Army as a combat engineer and these are the only types of photos I seem to have from my time deployed. This picture was taken at COB Speicher in Tikrit back in 2007/2008 before we moved up to Mosul to join the fight there. Looking back, it’s amazing to think about all the money and logistics that went into getting plastic American port-o-pots shipped around the world from the US to Saddam’s hometown, just so I could take a dumb picture during a sandstorm. Thanks to all who served, and to the families that support them! Hopefully, we can continue to grow and create more opportunities for vets via Veteran Compost” -justen

09/04/2022

Fact - Beer tastes 15% better in a compostable cup. Happy Labor Day Weekend! Hope everyone gets some time to relax and enjoy the winding down of summer.

08/26/2022

Great list of 12 things that contaminate the organics stream. Please keep them out of your compost bins! Thanks to Biocycle for sharing.

08/15/2022

Upcycling our bags into tote bags?!?! That’s awesome! Thanks to Dottie for sharing her ingenious (and stylish😀) creation.

08/12/2022

It’s official - our Blue Crab Compost and Seed Starter are certified organic! We’re really excited to be able to offer farmers and gardeners OMRI products that are made in Maryland. A big thanks to Julie for helping us through this difficult certification process (it was way more expensive and complicated than it needs to be)

05/30/2022

God Bless our Gold Star Families. They have an empty space at their BBQs today. A brother or sister, a mom or dad, a son or daughter who didn’t come home. The loss is unimaginable….

Photos from Veteran Compost's post 05/19/2022

Raised Beds now available for pre-order! Amish-built 4ft X 4ft beds made with with local rough-cut white oak 2x8s and steel corners. This bed weighs in at 120lbs when fully assembled! So, it isn’t going anywhere for a while after you fill it 😀 $150 per bed. If you’re interested, email us at [email protected] or shoot us a PM. Sorry for the delay getting these launched this Spring, but we think the durability of the final product was worth the wait 💪😀

05/17/2022

When your wheelbarrow tire goes flat, it suddenly becomes a planter 🤣🤣 Not sure if we should keep it like this or finish putting these pretty flowers in the ground…… BTW these flowers all came out of material sent to us for composting - not too bad looking for rescued flower 😀🌱🤗

04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day! We’re lowering our carbon footprint and switching from vermiculite to rice hulls. It’s a change the supply chain forced on us, but based on our research we think it’s a change for the good! If you have any questions or want to learn more about rice hulls - just hit us up!

Photos from Veteran Compost's post 04/08/2022

Union Market Plant Pickup is set up and ready for anyone looking for us today from 4-6PM!! 🌱🌸😀 Thanks to everyone who ordered plants from us this Spring - we are excited to get them to you over the next few weeks by delivery or pickup!!! Shout out to Oxbow Farm who grows all these awesome plants! If you still need plants for your garden, check out the link on our webpage - we may have some plants left in May for folks to pickup in Maryland. It finally feels like Spring today, let’s get growing!!!

04/02/2022

Hanging with celebrities, NBD…. Montae got a pic with aka Al Borland at UMBC. Come check out our table at the Homeowners Expo today or tomorrow, you never know who you’ll run into 😀😀

03/19/2022

Got called up to the big leagues! Excited to have our raised bed mix at . Follow to see their gardening project there throughout the season. We made a special blend of our raised bed mix for much of their order. It feels like Spring when baseball and gardening are involved 😀🌸⚾️

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Free tours Aug 7th at 10:30 and 11:30 in Aberdeen, MD. Come see our compost operation and meet the awesome team that mak...
10+ years and millions of pounds of food scraps composted together, we’re going to miss you Annapolis 😢. We’re sorry to ...
We got evicted from Anne Arundel County, full story below. If you can email (expitt99@aacounty.org) or call the County E...
Happy Earth Day! We’re lowering our carbon footprint and switching from vermiculite to rice hulls. It’s a change the sup...
Spring 2022 Plant Sale is Live! Here is the link to order - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfq-Q2pTsIhP6n4D-GC...
Plant Sale - We're talking through the List!
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