Rhode Island's Oldest Operating Farm Composter
A Wholistic Farm
In 1977 Mike and Betty Merner started Earth Care Farm. With the goal of producing a micro-organism rich, nutritive compost for use on our own family farm fields, Mike developed methods to produce compost from locally sourced and blended natural materials. The composting operation gradually grew, resulting in the efficient bulk operation we have today. Our mature compost is a long term source of nutrients for your farm fields, garden beds, and landscaping. You can purchase our bulk and bagged compost products at the farm in Charlestown, RI, and at selected retailers. We also grow chemical-free, pick-your-own crops on our compost-enriched fields, which are available at the farm seasonally.