Renewable Sonoma is 100% owned by Will Bakx and Alan Siegle. As they have served the County since 1985 as Sonoma Compost, they look forward to continuing to work with and for you to improve our soils and grow vigorous, healthy plants.
Will is co-founder and owner of Sonoma Compost with Alan Siegle. He is the Project Manager at Renewable Sonoma. In addition, he and Alan will manage all services and activities related to composting operations and product marketing.
Will is a pre-eminent soil scientist who has devoted his life to advancing the composting industry. He has 37 years of experience and expertise in all aspects of composting. Under an exclusive contract with SCWMA from 1993 to 2015, Alan and Will led Sonoma Compost’s services to residents and businesses throughout Sonoma County. Known and valued by thousands of residents, business owners, farmers, and civic leaders throughout the County, Will is exceptionally well-qualified to bring advanced, environmentally friendly composting back to Sonoma County. Will also is known for his educational outreach giving workshops on composting, soil health and carbon farming,etc. He is the adjunct instructor at the SRJC for the Agricultural Composting Class.
Will has lived, studied, and worked in Sonoma County since 1979.
Alan is co-founder and owner of Sonoma Compost with Will Bakx. Alan is also a part-owner in Double A Walnuts, a 120-acre walnut farm in the Sacramento Valley. He will work with Will Bakx to manage all services and activities related to composting operations and product marketing.
Alan has 37 years of farming and composting experience, including as a former instructor in Ecological Food Production at Sonoma State University in the 1980s, where he also managed the school farm.
Alan has lived and worked in Sonoma County since 1974.