About Soilutions

About Soilutions

Tijeras Creek Restoration

Tijeras Creek Restoration

Soilutions.  It means Stewardship.  Soilutions provides products, education and services that support sustainable relationships between people and their environment.  We do this through three divisions – our Compost Facility recycles greenwaste into compost and mulch that protect and nourish the earth;  Food Waste Management makes food waste recycling happen by providing recycling services and education; and  Adaptive Terrain Systems provides experienced, hands on consulting services on erosion control and stormwater management.   It’s all about creating long term health and prosperity in our community.  It’s about stewardship.

Our Origin Story

Soilutions was conceived during long hours spent observing nature shape the high desert landscape.  Based on the lessons learned from these studies and bolstered by years of studying permaculture, Jim and Karen Brooks formed Soilutions in 1997 to design and implement permaculture landscapes.

Healthy landscapes start with healthy soil, so Soilutions started making compost and mulches.  Making these products necessitates recycling greenwaste, and the Soilutions Compost Facility has evolved into the most respected diverter of organic material from the landfill in New Mexico.  This led us to the next frontier – recycling foodwaste, which continues to evolve as Food Waste Management.  Over the course of 27 years, Jim and Karen have learned a lot and grown a little older, and landscape installation work has grown into the consulting practice, Adaptive Terrain Systems, which specializes in erosion control and stormwater management.

Throughout it all, we have applied permaculture ideas in many ways.  Our relationships are characterized by trust and integrity with employees and customers, responsibility in our community, and stewardship of the earth.

What We Do

Soilutions Compost Facility has been making our Premium Compost® in New Mexico since 1997.  We gather and compost select organic feed stocks and provide compost, mulch, and related products to nurseries, landscapers, farmers, gardeners, and other stewards of the soil.  We provide high quality products and the education and expertise to use them. We hope to enable people to restore the vitality of the soil, maximize the potential of water and live in partnership with natural processes.  By establishing the Soilutions Compost Division, we are able to offer locally produced compost; “Made in the Southwest for the Southwest”.

Food Waste Management is the foodwaste recovery division of Soilutions.  We offer Albuquerque’s only foodwaste recycling collection service, and the staff training necessary to ensure a smooth transition to the world of organics recycling.

Adaptive Terrain Systems provides comprehensive analysis, design, and on-site construction monitoring for erosion control, stormwater management, and restoration of desert land in the southwest.  Over the last 27 years we have developed unique design approaches that bring the built environment in harmony with the natural forces of the desert landscape.