Playing in the Dirt | Laurel Valley Soils

Last week I went out to Laurel Valley Soils for an editorial assignment. Laurel Valley is an Avondale, Pennsylvania based manufacturer of soil and compost based products for wholesale to garden centers, landscape contractors, sports turf installers, and nurseries. I love dirt. I love digging in it with my bare hands, planting seeds into it and pulling plants out of it. Chances are that if you meet me anytime between early spring and late fall I’ll have dirt under my nails from digging around my garden. So when the opportunity to run around this giant dirt box came my way I jumped at the chance. Learning about where commercial soil comes from has always been of some interest to me especially since I developed a debilitating gardening addiction. Jake Chalfin, the sales manager whose portrait is at the end of this post was kind enough to give me the full rundown of how this process works, where soil comes from and how different mixtures and created.Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils Laurel Valley Soils

Fix-A-Flat

got a flat. got it fixed. went home. an hour later it was flat again. back to mechanic. new tire. rim bent. need new rim. no money for new rim. mechanic takes pity on me. gives me rim free in exchange for coffee

fix-a-flat

Cause Ghettos The Life

at least she rolls in style.


Floor Processed

decided to cook some pasta sauce so i broke out the cuisinart to puree some tomatoes. blade slipped and stuck hard in the floor missing my foot by millimeters. woulda been a much different photo if it hadn’t.

5.17.2011 Philadelphia, PA USA food processor blade stuck in the floor after falling off the counter.