We are the Ambrose Family. Composters, tinkerers, and owners of Lotech Products. We care deeply about our planet, gardening, and providing the highest quality, most effective, and easiest to use composting tools.
“I use the Compost Crank in my home, community, and church gardens. It aerates the compost contents better than a pitchfork or shovel, and it’s easier on the back.”
- Ellen Kirby. Director of Brooklyn GreenBridge, an outreach gardening program through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City
Our organization picked up 25,000 gallons of waste at restaurants and kitchens throughout Lexington in 2012 and we turned every bit of that (while keeping our backs straight!) with the help of Lotech’s Compost Crank. This tool is great, and I recommend it to anyone with a pile to turn.
- Ryan Koch. Seedleaf. Lexington, KY.
WARNING: Use of this tool has been known to cause people to rave about it to nongardening/noncomposting friends which makes them believe that you have finally lost your mind.
- Courtesy of Dan Speece (The Duke of Dirt). Mt. Airy, MD.
Sharing some of life in the beautiful desert southwest
Our mission is to make the easiest, most effective, and most fun way to tend your heap so that you’ll no longer have to do it more often, you’ll want to!
We manufacture our composting tools with the utmost care here in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Our spirit of sustainability and up-cycling goes well beyond the tools we make to promote home composting. Each Crank or Crank Mini is handcrafted on machinery we built using recycled parts, and each piece of our packaging is compostable, recyclable, or both! We’re in this business to help others help their gardens, and our planet.
The Ambrose Family