Agony Acres & CSI Natural are ammending agricultural soil using locally recycled woody materials.
Central Florida has a relatively large agricultural community and within that community is a little town known as Samsula. Samsula, FL is home to an agricultural base that contains everything from commercial sod farms to large/small scale producers of fresh fruit and vegetables, year round. CSI Natural researched the growing conditions within Samsula, FL and elected to donate 750 yards of our CSI Natural Matting Mulch and CSI Natural Soil Amendment to Agony Acres, a major producer/wholesaler of fruits and vegetables in Central Florida for over 50 years.
After years of intense family farming, Agony Acres' was in need of a natural soil amendment to rejuvenate and maximize the grow space (approx. 2 acres). CSI Natural worked with the owners of Agony Acres, Father Ray Wright and son Randle Wright, to introdocue a variety of natural woody materials which act as a natural nutrient source over time (3-5yrs) while adding water retention and boosting soil pososity.
The first step was to till-into the existing soil, approx. 750-800 yards of woody material ranging in size from 1" - 3". CSI Natural worked with Cloer and Sons Inc., in Edgewater, FL, to load and deliver the woody materials to Agony Acres in Samsula, FL.
Over the course of 10-14 days, the ground was continuously tilled-in to really ensure that all of the woody material into the soil so in years to come, the already spent soil will gradually rejuveniate itself, naturally.
At the end of the two weeks, the land was pushed back and forth into rows to hold varieties of vegetable seedlings that when fully grown will be distributed and sold throughout Volusia County at vegetable stands and flea markets.