About the BioRoc Team

BioRoc is an inovative company using time tested ideas and materials.

Welcome to BioRoc, your trusted source for high-quality natural soil fertilizers. We are passionate about providing organic and environmentally-friendly solutions to help you achieve thriving gardens, lush lawns, and bountiful harvests.

At BioRoc, we understand the importance of nurturing the soil to create a sustainable and healthy growing environment. Our mission is to offer natural soil fertilizers that not only enrich the soil but also promote long-term soil health, plant vitality, and ecological balance.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our products. All our natural soil fertilizers are carefully formulated using premium organic materials, such as compost, animal manure, plant-based nutrients, and other sustainable ingredients. We believe in harnessing the power of nature to deliver optimal nutrition to your plants, while minimizing the impact on the environment.

What sets us apart is our commitment to sustainability and transparency. We source our ingredients from trusted suppliers who share our values and adhere to sustainable farming practices. Our production processes are designed to minimize waste and energy consumption, ensuring that our products have a minimal carbon footprint. We are dedicated to providing you with natural soil fertilizers that align with your eco-conscious lifestyle.

Our team of experts, including agronomists and horticulturists, work tirelessly to develop and refine our natural soil fertilizer formulations. We conduct rigorous testing to ensure that our products meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness. We understand that every garden and plant has unique needs, so we offer a diverse range of fertilizers tailored to different plant types and growth stages. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener, a passionate hobbyist, or a commercial grower, we have the perfect solution to nurture your soil and maximize your plant’s potential.

Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our business. We are dedicated to providing exceptional service and support throughout your gardening journey. Our knowledgeable team is always ready to assist you with expert advice, product recommendations, and personalized solutions for your specific needs. We value your trust and strive to build long-lasting relationships with our customers.

At BioRoc, we believe that natural soil fertilizers are the key to sustainable gardening practices. By choosing our products, you not only improve the health and productivity of your plants but also contribute to a healthier planet for future generations. We are committed to promoting environmentally-conscious choices and empowering individuals to make a positive impact through their gardening endeavors.

Thank you for choosing BioRoc as your partner in natural soil fertilizers. Join us in our journey towards greener, healthier, and more vibrant gardens. Together, let’s cultivate a world where nature thrives and every seed planted brings joy and abundance.

About the Team:

Rod Apple, CEO, joined the company in 2021, successfully raising $1.5 million dollars to make the founders’ vision a reality by upgrading the manufacturing facilities and expanding the production team located in Ione, California. Mr. Apple has since secured a lease-purchase agreement with the plant’s current owner, Borel Inc. Additional team members include: 

Chris Foley, Chief Operating Officer. Chris is a real estate developer in San Francisco who entitles and builds large projects at scale. His role is to manage PNTI’s team to get projects through the planning and permitting processes. 

Thomas Vanacore, Chief Technology Officer. Tom leads scientific trial development of BioRoc, leveraging relationships with Yale University and University of Califonia Davis and years of experience with Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW) at Rock Dust Local. 

Dave Demarey, Chief Product Officer. Dave leads product development, bringing to bear decades of chemical engineering experience, including with agricultural corporations such as Monsanto. 

Don Soetert, Head of Strategic Partnerships. Don shares his years of agricultural experience in the nut tree industry, successfully piloting the application of BioRoc within ShoEi Farms almond division. 

Jim Shumard, Plant Supervisor. James is the co-inventor of the core underlying technology on the patent (US10351482B1). Currently, James runs plant operations. 

Why Choose Us

Let us prove how we can help your crops, yard, gardens or house plants THRIVE, the natural way.

Quality Materials

All natural, proven materials.


Years of natural additive experience.


Results that speak volumes. Better Soil-Better Plants

Our Promise

We will provide all natural products to help you move into a "greener" path for your growing.

Use a Greener Path in your Growing

Bioroc.com brings value to you by providing sustainable solutions that enhance your gardening experience, promote healthier plants, and support a greener lifestyle.

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