Soil Health

We are dirt nerds. Digging into the science that drives agriculture, we improve the health and quality of your soil. Contact us to set up a soil test today. Our soil amendments are hand crafted in small-scale batches to fit your needs. Selections rotate based on availability. 

Dirt Nerd Compost

Composition: 100% double-screened compost
5-gallon bag – $12 / 10-gallon bushel – $18

Raw compost to keep your plants happy. Made from food scraps collected in Pittsburgh by the amazing Worm Return team. This is the pure stuff. 

Dirt Nap

Composition: 50% compost 50% topsoil
5 gallon bag – $10 / 10-gallon bushel – $15

Don’t sleep on this deal! Dirt Nap is half compost, half topsoil, and entirely amazing. Use this blend as a mulch in your garden bed or when transplanting seedlings.

Pittsburgh Moss

Composition: 66% compost 33% PittMoss Prime 1% love
5 gallon bag – $12 / 10-gallon bushel – $18

Perfect for potted plants or starting seeds. This blend uses a recycled alternative to peat moss made by Pittsburgh-based PittMoss. With notes of rich humus and a smooth velvety finish, your seeds will love this blend. Nutrient dense and completely made from food scraps and waste paper, buying a bag will reduce your carbon footprint.

Living Soil

Super Mario

Composition: 40% compost 40% PittMoss 20% topsoil
5 gallon bag – $25

Level up your plants with this fungi blend of Living Soil. This product was blended and planted with clover under a wood chip mulch to promote mycelial associations. 

Pairs with Super Mario Seed Mix:
– hyssop, sunflower, alfalfa, clover
$5 per bag (covers appx 100 sf)

Night Soil

Composition: 30% compost 30% PittMoss 40% topsoil
5 gallon bag – $25

Don’t let the name fool you, this Living Soil isn’t crap. This product was blended and planted with alfalfa under a straw bed to promote beneficial bacteria and nitrogen production.

Pairs with Hot Potato Seed Mix:
– flax, borage, parsley, clover
$5 per bag (covers appx 100 sf)