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HUGS Urban Farming

HUGS is your local, Northern Colorado composting, soil rejuvenation & gardening partner.

We want to help you ensure we’re all doing our part to care for the soil and protect the planet for future generations!

Who We Are

Soil is the basis for all human life and we are losing it at a phenomenal rate! Soil is vital to grow the food we eat, sustaining all of us. We must now do more than just care for our soil we must start managing and protecting it for future generations. The HUGS team loves soil and absolutely recognizes its importance.

HUGS (Homeland Urban Gardening Systems) was founded out of the deep desire to do this through the power of compost and urban farming.

Facts About Homeland Gardening

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In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. This estimate, based on estimates from USDA’s Economic Research Service of 31 percent food loss at the retail and consumer levels, corresponded to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food in 2010.
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Americans throw away an average of 20 pounds of food scraps every month – translating to more than 20% of trash produced in the US.
Composting
Composting is a relatively cheap and effective way to reduce hundreds of millions of pounds of waste and, in turn, recycles the nutrients to be used it to benefit the soil, our yards, victory gardens and reduce our overall carbon footprint.
Composting Fort Collins
Composting is a relatively cheap and effective way to reduce hundreds of millions of pounds of waste and, in turn, recycles the nutrients to be used it to benefit the soil, our yards, victory gardens and reduce our overall carbon footprint.
Composting Help
For every pound of organic matter thrown away, as much as 3.8 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions are released in the anaerobic decay process of the landfill – composting can greatly reduce this.
Composting Assistance
Not all composting is the same….there is no place like home to compost. Composting your materials at home in your backyard or right at the source are the best ways to get the most environmental benefits from composting. Collecting and hauling compostable materials, and processing them at a facility, requires fuel and energy.
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The impact of composting on climate change is the sum of the three components of the compost system: the feedstocks, the process, and the end use. The biggest benefit for most composting projects comes from emission avoidance; primarily from keeping methane- generating organics out of landfills or lagoons.
HUGS for the Land
Composting improves soil conditions by improving soil structure, increasing nutrient cycling found in the soil, and it also reduces water waste and benefiting plant health.
HUGS for the Land
…small scale composting is often the most environmentally sound way of recycling organic materials. The finished compost is a good soil amendment for a variety of gardening and landscape uses.

Learn more about our services and check out our blog to see just how beneficial composting and urban gardening can be for your soil, home, family, and community.