Mission: To Grow!
At Bricko, we are committed to providing the best organic
products for all your yard and gardening needs. The quality
of our materials and effectiveness of our formulas are unsurpassed.
And we guarantee, when used as instructed, our products will
produce the biggest, healthiest plants you have ever grown,
or your money back.
|Caren D Bricker
OF COMPOSTOST®, KRICKET KRAP®
40 YEARS OF FINE GROWING PRODUCTS
Mother Nature’s Way
Farms made its start in 1977 with Compostost® Breakfast for Flowers, a
compost we make on a giant scale. We are the largest commercial
custom compost production site in the Southeastern United
States. Even though we turn out thousands of tons per year,
our organic plant food is produced using the same trusted
method experienced gardeners have made at home for years.
We just have a bigger pile.
who visit us down on the river confess to acute envy attacks
when they see our operation. While we usually have various
crops that are green and growing, the major crop at Bricko
Farms is compost. Yes, compost! Our founder, Ltc. Bill Bricker (ret.) began making what became our
premium growing food with nature’s help more than 60 years
ago for his home garden. Along the way, we figured out a way to do that in volume for a good many others.
Growing on Forty Years!
Began With An Idea: This family-owned enterprise started in 1977 with
leftover, wired-together, junk-caliber equipment on a 10-acre
site found on the banks of the Savannah River. After we acquired
the land, next we looked around for sources of compost material.
We had the formula and the mission. But the one thing we did
not have was money. Beginning with a couple of old trucks,
strong backs, enthusiasm, and the spirit to succeed, we began
to spread the word about our product. Our founder had this vision
of selling one bag to every household, so we got busy and
asked for donations. Fast forward to today, and you'll find
after nearly four decades of continual growth and success, some things are different. However, the process
is remarkably the same. The equipment is more up-to-date;
books are kept on computers; we can turn a pile faster and
more efficiently; and our volume increases year by year. But
it still comes down to 30 days with the right combination
of raw material letting the organic process transform waste
into the grower’s best friend.
Next Generation: We knew way back when that if we
could mirror Natureís Way, only make it faster with the right
conditions, we could bring this great growing mixture to market.
We have been doing it for 40 years now, and we have no plans to
stop. Billís youngest of three sons, John, has been at his
fatherís side all along. Since the age his dad was
when the business began, John started and continues running the
company with the same committment and philosphy we've always had.
need plants. Plants need food.
At Bricko, we make the best there is.
easy. As avid gardeners, we know compost is Mother Nature’s
most perfect garden food. Walk out into a deep virgin
forest some warm afternoon. Look at the way nature is
improving the soil as she gets rid of last years’ dead
leaves, decomposing tree trunks, and old foliage. Pick
up a handful of rotting leaves, and smell the warm and
wonderful scent of the natural breakdown of vegetative
matter into humus. This process, if left alone, takes
years to result in the rich, black-brown humus, which
loosens, enriches, and enhances the soil