Owner- Troy Hinke

Troy left Nashville to begin his composting career at Rodale Institute, an organic research farm in Kutztown, PA. Serving as Rodale’s Compost Specialist Troy worked side-by-side with Dr. Elaine Ingham, founder of Soil Foodweb Inc. Here he performed experiments with compost and compost tea on both large and small-scale agricultural production. From Rodale, Troy moved back to Tennessee to start and co-manage an organic farm and CSA for Highland Realm in Hampshire, TN. Upon returning to Nashville he became the Soil and Compost Tea Specialist for Gardens of Babylon. In 2015 Troy moved to Chapmansboro,TN  where he worked for a large-scale windrow composting facility before starting Living Roots Compost Tea. 

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