Our Environmentally Friendly Approach

Irrigation:

  • Minimum of deep water used / All water recycled back to containment ponds and drip used on 20 acres of field production
  • Water periodically tested to insure quality
  • Ponds aerated by wind power to improve quality

Insecticides / Pesticides / Fungicides

  • Integrated pest management / Tolerances established to avoid unnecessary pesticide use
  • Spot spray as needed
  • Continually looking for alternatives to chemicals

Cultural Practices

  • Mechanical cultivation in fields / Hand weeding in containers
  • Plant waste and nursery grounds thoroughly cleaned up at conclusion of season
  • Soil erosion prevented by planting in smaller blocks and surrounded by permanent vegetation
  • Plow and disc to keep soil structure
  • Cover crops planted in unused fields / Soil enriched by tilling in cover crop
  • Micro-nutrients added to potting mix
  • Variety of organic amendments used between crops
  • Local products purchased whenever possible
  • Plant waste composted, tested and screened
  • Field soil tested and natural additives used to amend fields

Recycling

  • Container pots (#2)
  • Paper
  • Scrap metal
  • Plant waste compost used in field and as a product we sell

Native Plant Line

  • Scope and sizes increasing
  • Customer input always welcome for additional varieties

Container Mix

  • Soil tested and natural ingredients used such as fine ground softwood bark, rice hulls and regional compost.