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New Mexico Compost

Food Waste Management

Adaptive Terrain Systems

About Us

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 1996 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.

Soilutions Compost Facility has been making our Premium Compost® in New Mexico since 1996.  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”.

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.

James Brooks

James Brooks

Founder, President

Permaculture designs and installations, Organics Recycling Consultant, Cycling Enthusiast.

Karen Brooks

Founder, Owner

Massage & Physical Therapist,
Forest and Wildlife conservationist

Walter Dods

Walter Dods

Site Manager

Member of New Mexico Recycling Coalition, Compost Facility Certification & Instruction. Open Water Swimmer.

Dan. Just Dan.

Dan. Just Dan.

Team Player

Former Trail Cutter and outdoor enthusiast.




Need some help finding food from the pile? Brizzly will help!



All Around Compost Guy

Likes cheese, community resource building and juggling the many tasks on the compost site.


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9008 Bates Rd SE

Albuquerque, NM 87105


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