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Michael Alms

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Solutions , Inc.

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Solutions , Inc.

1702 W 2nd Ave. Suite B

Eugene, Oregon,97402

United States

Company Description

Growing Solutions (GSI) is headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, where it was founded in 1997. Founder and CEO Michael Alms came to Oregon in 1996, selling greenhouse systems for Teufel Nursery. One of his accounts, Karl Rubenerger of Umpqua Organic Farm in Rosebur...more

Background Information

Employment History

President

Content Management Extras


Affiliations

Hawaii Organic Farmers Association

Board Member


CTIA/CTERF

Board Member


Consumers Union

Board Member


Compost Tea Industry Association

Founder


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Michael Alms - Owner of Growing Solutions, INC


Tea Time | VermiGrow Products

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"I got into this because I saw that the efficacy of standard chemical pesticides and nutrition management was failing," said Michael Alms, founder and president of Growing Solutions.
"These components provide for disease suppression and provide the micronutrients that are often missing in chemical nutrition programs," Alms said. Alms has plenty of experience with plants. A grower of landscape ornamentals in Hawaii for 12 years, he moved back to the mainland in the mid-'90s and went to work selling greenhouse systems up and down the West Coast. A business acquaintance who had developed a system for making aerated compost tea asked him to take it to market. Alms formed Growing Solutions in 1996 and began manufacturing and distributing the product, called the Microb-Brewer. Growing Solutions takes care of that problem, Alms said, by selling not just the brewing tanks, but organic nutrients and specially made organic worm compost that is certified to contain no human or animal pathogens. Alms is working to spread the word about compost tea as a member of a trade group called the Compost Tea Industry Association. He has also been instrumental in forming the Compost Tea Education & Research Foundation, made up primarily of scientists who specialize in soil microbiology and plant ecology. In the future, Alms would like to offer compost tea mixes that are designed for specific applications. For example, if a Yamhill County grower had powdery mildew on his vines, Alms would provide tea ingredients to create a brew tailor-made to fix the problem.


News

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"The Soil and Water Connection, the 20th Annual US Composting Council Conference theme, certainly brought Compost Tea to mind as a cost effective tool to support water holding capacity in soil," Growing Solutions President and USCC member Michael Alms commented while in Austin, TX. (We'll go deeper into the subject of water holding capacity and Compost Tea in future posts.)
Michael Alms presents an overview of the compost tea industry at the Hilo workshop. Sold out! Two words we usually hear from garden centers offering compost tea as the growing season heats up...but this time it was a sell out crowd at a full day workshop in Hilo, HI, organized by the Hawaii Organic Farmers Association and funded by the University of Hawaii. The more than 80 in attendance soaked up the latest research and innovative uses of compost, vermicompost and compost tea during presentations and field trips over the course of the day. Presenters included Dr. Norman Arancon (Sustainable Agriculture Program, CAFNRM), Dr. Ted Radovich (Sustainable Farming Systems Laboratory, UH-CTAHR) and Growing Solutions' Michael Alms. Michael offered an overview of the 15-year-old compost tea industry, and a look to the future in tropical environments and elsewhere. Growing Solutions President Michael Alms was one of four guest speakers at this day long event organized by western European distributor Martin Lishman. Growing Solutions President Michael Alms emphasizes the critical factors that determine the level of quality in compost tea production. Compost Tea in Practice Seminar 2011 Michael Alms and Joel Reiten, Director of Seed Production for Seeds of Change, let the Compost Tea System100 do all the work during the field portion of the seminar. "Quality was the key word of the day," Michael explained. Growing Solutions President Michael Alms and Pearl Buck Center Development Director Dena Amend proudly display the Compost Tea System10 donated by a benefactor for use in the Center's Sensory Garden greenhouse.


Products

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Michael Alms and Bryan Ollier at Eco Expo Asia 2012
President Michael Alms traveled to Hong Kong at the end of October for this four-day international trading fair where Growing Solutions participated in the U.S. pavilion. "This was an excellent opportunity to meet with many of our current global partners and to cultivate new contacts and relationships," he explained. "Everyone has been intrigued and interested in how they can implement our technology within their sector, especially mainland China," Michael explained. Michael Alms at Eco Expo Asia Michael explains the Compost Tea System10 to an attendee. "This was one of our best endeavors to date for reaching new global markets," Michael said. "The review process is quite rigorous," explained Growing Solutions President Michael Alms. Richard Slye (left) and Michael Alms with UCSC's new Compost Tea System25. For Growing Solutions President Michael Alms, it is a "pay it forward" gesture. The day that Richard and Michael delivered, set up and demonstrated the Growing Solutions Compost Tea System25 on the UCSC campus sparked new energy in Madeleine Morley, a second year apprentice overseeing the fledgling compost tea program. "The quality and discipline the CASFS experience offers is evident, having worked with a number of talented graduates from this program," Michael said. Growing Solutions President Michael Alms was one of four guest speakers at this day long event organized by western European distributor Martin Lishman. Growing Solutions President Michael Alms emphasizes the critical factors that determine the level of quality in compost tea production. Compost Tea in Practice Seminar 2011 Michael Alms and Joel Reiten, Director of Seed Production for Seeds of Change, let the Compost Tea System100 do all the work during the field portion of the seminar. "Quality was the key word of the day," Michael explained. Growing Solutions President Michael Alms and Pearl Buck Center Development Director Dena Amend proudly display the Compost Tea System10 donated by a benefactor for use in the Center's Sensory Garden greenhouse.


compost tea

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Richard Slye (left) and Michael Alms with UCSC's new Compost Tea System25.
For Growing Solutions President Michael Alms, it is a "pay it forward" gesture. The day that Richard and Michael delivered, set up and demonstrated the Growing Solutions Compost Tea System25 on the UCSC campus sparked new energy in Madeleine Morley, a second year apprentice overseeing the fledgling compost tea program. "The quality and discipline the CASFS experience offers is evident, having worked with a number of talented graduates from this program," Michael said. "The Soil and Water Connection, the 20th Annual US Composting Council Conference theme, certainly brought Compost Tea to mind as a cost effective tool to support water holding capacity in soil," Growing Solutions President and USCC member Michael Alms commented while in Austin, TX. (We'll go deeper into the subject of water holding capacity and Compost Tea in future posts.) Michael Alms presents an overview of the compost tea industry at the Hilo workshop. Sold out! Two words we usually hear from garden centers offering compost tea as the growing season heats up...but this time it was a sell out crowd at a full day workshop in Hilo, HI, organized by the Hawaii Organic Farmers Association and funded by the University of Hawaii. The more than 80 in attendance soaked up the latest research and innovative uses of compost, vermicompost and compost tea during presentations and field trips over the course of the day. Presenters included Dr. Norman Arancon (Sustainable Agriculture Program, CAFNRM), Dr. Ted Radovich (Sustainable Farming Systems Laboratory, UH-CTAHR) and Growing Solutions' Michael Alms. Michael offered an overview of the 15-year-old compost tea industry, and a look to the future in tropical environments and elsewhere. Growing Solutions President Michael Alms was one of four guest speakers at this day long event organized by western European distributor Martin Lishman. Growing Solutions President Michael Alms emphasizes the critical factors that determine the level of quality in compost tea production. Compost Tea in Practice Seminar 2011 Michael Alms and Joel Reiten, Director of Seed Production for Seeds of Change, let the Compost Tea System100 do all the work during the field portion of the seminar. "Quality was the key word of the day," Michael explained.


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