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About

Our Goals

  • To educate people about soil life - through workshops, presentations, and consulting,

  • To test and publish data on microbial life in soils, composts, and compost teas/extracts, bringing greater understanding and quality-control to the industry

  • To produce some of the finest quality compost available on the market,

  • To make compost extracts and teas more available to the public,

  • To rewild soils with microbes!

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Colleen Dempster, primary contact, runs gardens, consulting, Cycle Inn, Facebook and Instagram. Colleen is a graduate of the Soil Foodweb School Foundation Courses and has been making biologically diverse compost and compost tea since 2019. She is a certified Soil Foodweb Laboratory Technician (since 2022 through Dr. Elaine Ingham's Soil Foodweb School). She can look at your compost/soil samples and report on biological metrics such as: number and type of nematodes, fungal to bacterial counts and ratios, number and type of protists, and more!

Colleen has an M.Sc. in Environmental and Life Science, a B.Sc. in Biology and Environmental Science, and a Post-graduate certificate in Ecosystem Restoration. She is also a certified yoga teacher and ISA Certified Arborist. With years of experience working "in the field" and sharing her knowledge in the community, Colleen is able apply a well-rounded approach to ecosystem consulting.

Scott Dempster, secondary contact, millwright. Scott can design and fix anything. Recently, he built four 1000L custom compost tea brewers for a client. Contact Scott for your off-grid, custom fab work questions. 

Scott and Colleen moved to Uxbridge in 2016, with a vision to work with the land, exercise self-sustainability, and inspire others to steward the environment through native plants, nature connection, and now, composting. Their young daughter, dog Cache, chickens, and other wild things also inhabit this land. 

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