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Den Soils

Let’s get dirty, we’re appreciating the sediment. 

The Krado community is beyond stoked to announce our partnership with Den Soils.

Den Soils makes soil, and they do it sustainably. Our partners believe that a sustainable future has to be grown from the ground up. By diverting organic waste that would otherwise go to a landfill, Den Soils has created a soil that’s good for the planet and even better for your plants. Taking a deep dive into our dirt has allowed for the Den Soils team to develop a carbon-catching alternative for harmful soils.

Leaflet users will receive Den Soils plant food (fertilizer) and soil delivered to their door, right when their plants need it. It can be hard to know when to give your plants what they need which is why Leaflet detects what's going on at the roots. We've chosen Den Soils as our soil and fertilizer partner because of their dedication to making soil sustainable and creating healthy ecosystems for plants.

Did you know that soil on our planet contains around 2,500 gigatons of carbon? 

Even though that’s more than 4 times the total amount of carbon stored in every living organism on earth, the crazy thing is, poor management practices like tilling, the use of unsustainable fertilizers, pesticides, and monocropping, have caused us to release 70% of the carbon previously stored in our soils into the atmosphere.

Den Soils is working to reverse that trend. Using a process called carbon sequestration and pyrolysis they’re able to engineer carbon to adjoin to itself. By developing their own biochar, OurCarbon, Den Soils has figured out how to prevent ten tons of carbon from being emitted for every one ton of OurCarbon produced, while boosting the ecosystems of our botanical friends.

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It’s not only what they put into their soil  that makes them awesome, it’s also what they keep out. By aggregating their ingredients from local and sustainable sources, Den Soils is able to keep peat moss and synthetic fertilizers out of their soil.

The issue with peat moss is that it’s a nonrenewable resource. It acts as a blanket that contains 550 gigatons of soil in the ground. When that peat moss is removed it opens the door for that carbon to be emitted into the atmosphere and continues to do so until it grows back.

Synthetic fertilizers on the other hand are also no good. While you may see a temporary boost of growth in your plants, the long term effects of those little colored balls in common fertilizers actually harm your plants. Not only does synthetic fertilizer basically act like steroids but they also leave a very heavy carbon footprint. As an alternative Den Soils uses ingredients like kelp to naturally provide potassium for your houseplants.

In fact, as a continued effort to reduce their carbon output, Den Soils locally sources their materials and all of their products are housed in plastic free, biodegradable packaging. We’re excited to offer their products to our community.

The Den Soil team is full of friendly, smart, forward thinking people who hold a very high commitment to building a sustainable future and we couldn’t be more proud to call them a partner.

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