Eco-friendly

April 27, 2021
Organic Home Gardening Continues to Rise

This Earth Month, Seeds of Change, the largest exclusively organic seed brand in the country, says that its sales growth of 52% year over year can be attributed to a rise in eco-conscious consumers who are... more »
stock fertile growing organic market

April 2021
A Fertile — and Growing — Market

Some 16 to 20 million new gardeners dug in the dirt in 2020, thanks to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders across the U.S. and an increased interest in the “grow your own” movement. As such, through 2024,... more »
Yellow Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on a Orange Zinnia

February 2021
Promoting Pollinators

The green industry benefits from services provided by pollinating insects because plants bearing fruit at garden centers are often preferred by retail customers. Also, pollinators help urban landscapes thrive by fostering berry and other fruit... more »
Country Mile Gardens recently installed a solar array to cover 100% of its energy use

February 2020
Off the Grid

Country Mile Gardens, a family-owned and operated garden center in Harding, New Jersey, has installed a 35kW solar system to cover 100% of its energy use. The solar array, situated on 2,000 square feet of the... more »

May 18, 2018
Smithers-Oasis Offers Rootcubes in Packs for Retail

Smithers-Oasis Company is now offering a new retail pack of its Oasis Grower Solutions Rootcubes foam media.   The new retail pack is available in two sizes, a 104-count sheet and 50-count sheet, both containing two sheets of the... more »

May 2018
Practical Organic Gardening in Retail

You are what you eat. While a little cliché, it makes a good point. What we put into our bodies is the fuel that keeps us going. Eating food is the all-inclusive unifier. Breaking bread... more »

February 2018
Marketing Water-Wise Plants

Colorado’s population is expected to nearly double between 2000 and 2040. Most of this growth is happening along the eastern slope of the Rockies, in areas where our average annual precipitation is less than 15... more »

May 2016
Outside the Vines: Sustainability Sells

Our world seems a lot greener these days, and not just in terms of landscapes and products your garden center offers. Terms like sustainability and energy efficiency are making their way into conversations more frequently. TreeHouse,... more »

May 2016
Living the Organic Lifestyle

For many people, living a clean and healthy lifestyle can be infectious. What starts out with exercise, a healthy diet and routine yoga classes eventually snowballs into grocery shopping for organic food, household and personal hygiene... more »

September 22, 2015
North American Growers Honored for Green Production

The Million Bottle Club has announced its 2015 recipients, recognizing growers who have recycled more than 1 million plastic water bottles into plant containers. This is the third year the Million Bottle Club, organized by... more »

August 31, 2015
Pollinator Habitat Installed at Growing Solutions Farm

American Beauties Native Plants, in partnership with grower Midwest Groundcovers, donated 220 pollinator-friendly native plants to Chicago's Growing Solutions Farm, a vocational therapeutic garden for young adults with autism. In 2014 National Garden Bureau (NGB)... more »

June 30, 2015
MNGC Expands Organic Soil Line

Master Nursery Garden Centers (MNGC) will introduce an expansion of the Bumper Crop Line of organic soils and soil amendments at Cultivate'15 in Columbus Ohio, July 12-14.These products will continue the co-op's orientation towards "Organic... more »

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