The Beneficial Living Center

As one of Humboldt's leading grow stores and garden centers, we are here to share our knowledge about organic, biology based & sustainable growing methods that will make for a bountiful harvest while helping to save our planet for the next generation.
  • Hours

    Open: Monday-Saturday from 9am-6pm & Sundays from 10am-5pm

  • Location

    148 South G Street, Arcata, CA 95521

  • Phone

    give us a call at 707-633-6125

What we offer

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Compost tea

The concept is simple: take compost, worm castings, and/or aged forest soil, and culture/extract the beneficial organisms living within into a liquid “tea”. Various organic food sources are added to feed the desired organisms, and the whole thing is aerated to select for the aerobic bacteria.
Compost tea is a liquid wonder garden tonic packed full of beneficial soil microbes.
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BLC Brand

Here at the Beneficial Living Center we specialize in the highest quality, commercial grade nutrients that are designed for cost effectiveness. We brew, bottle and test our product on site to guarantee our extremely high standards.
Come and talk to us and find out more!
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Used Equipment

The idea is to save you some money and keep things out of the landfill. If you are in the Humboldt area and have any equipment laying around, you can bring it in on consignment and we’ll sell it for you! For most people in Humboldt County, we are the first place in town to check before they buy anything new. There is a good chance what you need on the shelf.
We also sell repacked carbon filters! They are generally half the price of a new filter, with brand new virgin carbon repacked locally
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Soil Analysis

We can test for basic N-P-K, cations (Ca, Mg, Na, K), microminerals, pH, EC, Organic Matter, Organic Carbon and more! When you order your test through the BLC, you get a free 30 minute soil consultation going over the test results. We have all the amendments you need right here.
We help people develop their fertility management programs in the most cost effective manner while helping people maintain their crop quality and yield.

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