What are biosolids and how are they made? Staff from King County Wastewater Treatment Division show how they transform raw wastewater into Loop® biosolids. After the transformation is complete, the endlessly renewable soil amendment is used to fertilize farms, forests, and gardens.
Washington State University soil scientist, Craig Cogger, Ph.D., talks about the incredible properties of soil. To Craig, it makes sense to return the nutrients and carbon in biosolids back to the soil in order to grow crops sustainably and fight climate change by sequestering carbon.
Using biosolids as a fertilizer replacement goes further than sustainability – it helps farmers make gains in their soil and grow better crops from year to year. Eastern Washington grain farmers describe how biosoilds have helped them to build up the body of their soil with organic matter, fight wind erosion, and preserve the acreage they hope to leave to their families to farm.
Executive Director of the Northwest Biosolids, Maile Lono-Batura, tells of how she first heard about biosolids in high school biology. An environmental educator from Mountains to Sound Greenway spoke to Maile’s class about biosolids as a tool in sustainable forestry. That moment of inspiration led to her career in biosolids management.
Gardener and soil scientist, Kate Kurtz, discusses why she chooses GroCo compost made with Loop® biosolids in her home vegetable garden. For Kate, it’s a choice of environmental ethics and she knows it grows a lush, beautiful garden
Who uses Loop® and why? Farmers, foresters, gardeners, and environmental educators all use Loop® because it works to create healthier, more productive, and more sustainable soils.
Natural Selection Farms father and daughter team, Ted and Chelsea Durfey, discuss why they fertilize with biosolids — to preserve healthy soil for generations to come. They take a lot of pride in being responsible stewards of the land by returning the carbon and nutrients in Loop® biosolids back to the soil.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Educator, Sally Kentch, talks about the relationship of forests, water, soil, and biosolids. If we understand how ecosystems work, we will be more likely to protect the beautiful place where we live.