What is a Compost?

 Compost is a mixture of various decaying plant-based substances used for fertilizer. We use compost as an amendment to soil, as it provides high levels of phosphorus for plants to use.

Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up about 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.



  • Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.

  • Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.

  • Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.

  • Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.

How to pick up your compost

CSA members can choose from 2 different locations in the Atlanta area, making your share pick up convenient. TLW Market manager and associates will be present to assist members on the selection and benefit of the available vegetables and fruits. You will be given a "Membership Card" to keep count of your start date and pick ups.  

Fridays, 3:00 - 7:00 pm

324 Lawton St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Saturdays, 9:00 - 1:00 pm

​453 Freedom Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Compost Information

Compost can be purchased from TLW in the following quantities:

$15 for 40 lbs (bring bag with them) 

$89 per cubic yard (truck load)

Ready to Order my Compost

Administrative Office & East Point Farm & Education Center
Truly Living Well

3353 Washington Rd

East Point, GA 30344

Tel: 678-973-0997

Fax: 678-973-2671

Mailing Address

Truly Living Well

P.O. Box 90841

East Point, GA 30364

Collegetown Farm & Education Center
324 Lawton St, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

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