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What's in Bloom this month?

DECEMBER 2020

Retailer of the Month: Grant County Mulch

Bloom is pleased to announce that Grant County Mulch (GCM) has joined the growing ranks of blenders producing and selling our high performing Woody Blend. "Bloom has been a tremendous addition to our product line and Grant County Mulch is elated to finally offer a high quality soil amendment, backed by incredible support, at a very fair price," said John Megert, owner. 

The partnership is not a new one, as GCM's high quality aged hardwood fines have been a key input in Bloom's in-house mixes since inception. Grant County Mulch's Laurel, Maryland  facility will now serve as a convenient one-stop shop for both mulch and Bloom's woody blend, a great multipurpose product for the commercial and home landscaping. 

(Food) Banking on Bloom 

This year, supporting local food security is more important than ever. Bloom is proud to be donating fertilizer to Farming 4 Hunger -- in turn helping the nonprofit  maximize yields on healthy produce destined for the Maryland Food Bank. F4H also partners with the Department of Corrections, schools, churches and other institutions to teach farming, helping grow healthy communities at all levels.

Organization founder Bernie Fowler, Jr., reported crops thrived with Bloom this past season, including these gorgeous rows of cabbage. "We appreciate your donation, support and product, and look forward to growing again with Bloom in 2021," he said. 
 

Goose Creek Farm: Mushrooms in Bloom

Plants aren't the only nitrogen-hungry organisms that thrive on Bloom - fungi do too, as Bloom customer Goose Creek Farm can attest. This Calvert County, Maryland farm grows specialty mushrooms like lion's mane, oysters and shiitakes as well as asparagus and other veggies, now with the help of Bloom.

Goose Creek's products can be found at local farmer's markets such as the Calvert County Farmer's Market and the BAE Farmer's Market in California, MD. 

Bloom Featured on GardenDC Podcast

Word is getting out about Bloom's magic powers on plants! Have a listen to this episode of the GardenDC podcast, produced by Washington Gardener magazine, which leads with a discussion of Bloom's many applications for the garden with Director of Marketing and Sales April Thompson.

One of her tips for home gardeners is to sprinkle some Bloom on houseplants -- pick up a bag from one of these retailers today!

Bloom for the Gourmet 

We often get asked if Bloom is good for edible plants... DC Water’s Director of Sustainability Matt Ries answers that with drool-worthy shots of his delectable Bloom grown meals, like his Bloom-grown tomatoes and sweet basil bruschetta.

Consider a boost of Bloom next season and you too could be eatin’ pretty!
For more photos of Matt's and other Bloom-boosted bounty from this year, follow Bloom on Instagram and Facebook. You can also find a selection of Bloom grown shots on our website gallery

Holiday Swag Sale!

Looking for some unique gifts for the environmentalists on your holiday shopping list? Bloom newsletter subscribers get 15% off everything at the Blue Drop store from now until December 31 with the code BLOOM! Shop for fun DC Water apparel, as well as kid-friendly items like this puzzle of the Wendy the Waterdrop featuring the cover of a new kid's book on wastewater, also available from the store. 

10% of each sale goes to the SPLASH Fund, a DC Water program that helps customers maintain critical water and sewer service in times of financial emergencies.

Learn more about Bloom

Bloom is a sustainable fertilizer and soil amendment rich in organic matter and nutrients made from Class A Exceptional Quality biosolids produced by DC Water. Expect lush, long-lasting growth with Bloom's slow-release nitrogen, iron and other important macro and micro nutrients.
 
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