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"Malcolm Beck was farming organically in the 1950s, and that's how he got into compost. What started out as a little manure pile on his farm became a 40-acre compost-processing business five decades later. Beck sold his company, Garden Ville, but still works there and is constantly experimenting with different fertilizer formulas--from bat guano to earthworm tea.

When San Antonio’s Malcolm Beck got into the compost business over fifty years ago, many people had never heard of compost, Beck says. Beck began making it for his organic farm and found that his compost more profitable than produce. Science Friday stopped by for a tutorial in the art of composting.

Malcolm Beck's website

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KelsiDayle's picture
KelsiDayle says:

What a neat old man! I love both my grandfathers to pieces, but if I could have a third, I'd pick this guy.

posted on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 1:13pm

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