Chad Latta picks up a handful of compost to show how many different "ingredients" go into making his soil so unique to the Athens area.
Smoke rises off the rows of compost in the early morning sun at Latta Eathworks in Athens, Ohio.
A local business truck stops at Latta Earthworks throughout the day to dump debris on October 23, 2017.
Chad Latta gets ready for a day of work as he steps out of his cargo crate after grabbing some supplies on October 16, 2017.
Chad uses his bobcat to go through the process of turning a compost pile; which allows the materials to mix and stay hot enough inside to kill any pathogens or unwanted microorganisms in the soil.
Chad Latta, owner and operator of Latta Earthworks, stands on one of his compost piles as he explains how much preparation he had to do to the landscape before he could start his business.
A sign is covered by piles of debris that had been dropped off by local businesses that support Latta Earthworks.