Dirt Rich’s biggest passion lies in spreading knowledge about the concepts and science of regenerative agriculture and providing a local product that helps gardeners and farmers maintain a holistic agricultural system. We have learned most of our processes from Elaine Ingham and base our product around encouraging healthy biology in our soils.
PROVIDING OPTIONS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Our valley hasn’t had an option to divert their food waste unless they spearheaded the process themselves. Dirt Rich wants recycling our food waste to be an easy option for residents and businesses around the valley. Food waste composting is the most energy efficient form of recycling and provides local jobs and soil remediation product. The process is entirely local and more sustainable than any recycling options currently on the market.
A LIVING WAGE
Our roots of sustainability run deep. At Dirt Rich, we know that providing all employees with a living wage strengthens our community.
To learn more about this approach, visit soilfoodweb.com.
Good reads include: Mycelium Running, Teaming with Fungi, Teaming with Microbes and Teaming with nutrients. Dirt To Soil. Grow Your Soil: Harness the Power of the Soil Food Web and Create the Best Garden Ever.
WHO WE ARE
ALISSA LA CHANCE
OWNER AND OPERATOR
Dirt Rich Compost LLC is owned and operated by Alissa. She is Whitefish born and raised and holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in sustainable agriculture. Helping create systems that encourage the nourishment of our wild lands, agricultural soils and in turn our community is a prominent focus in her life. Dirt Rich is a tool for her to do just that.
SITE + SYSTEMS MANAGER
Dirt Rich is exactly where Sandy wants to be: the confluence of regenerative agriculture, community engagement, and human health. Born and raised in Kalispell and Glacier Park, Sandy joined the team in 2019. Her love for soil microbiology, machinery maintenance, and driving the tractor complement Dirt Rich’s missions.
Phil joined us from Madison, Wisconsin this spring and helped launch our bagged product sales in gardening stores across the Flathead Valley. A musician by trade, he never ceases to bring outside the box solutions to some of the company’s challenges!
Our customers, friends, and partners who either recycle with us or purchase our product! Let’s recognize and encourage sustainability efforts by local restaurants and businesses.