The Story of Nomco and its Bark-Based Soil Amendment

Here's the story of how the Morrells founded NOMCO (Nate and Onnalee Morrell Co./Nature's Own Method Co.) in 1969 and created a soil amendment made from bark and other agricultural byproducts.



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By 1973, hundreds of bags of Nomco soil amendment were ready for distribution.
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Nate Morrell standing beside bags of his bark soil amendment.
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This test shows the concentration of essential elements in soil treated with Nomco's conditioner.
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This test shows the chemical composition of Nomco's conditioner in parts per million.
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