Sustainability Minded.

We’re green through and through. We have embraced environmentally-friendly growing practices from the very beginning.

Our industry-leading practices include the following:

  • A state-of-the art irrigation water recycling program
  • An comprehensive integrated pest management that is environmentally friendly
  • Use of beneficial insects and bio-controls to reduce agrochemical use
  • A bee-friendly insect control strategy focused on protecting pollinators – neonicotinoids are NOT used
  • Renewable potting substrates
  • Energy efficient technologies including an open-aired greenhouse design
  • Company-wide recycling programs including poly-house winter coverings

But sustainability is more than a commitment to the environment – it’s a social responsibility to our community and our staff.  We are fortunate to have a team of legal, willing, and able employees earning a premium wage – seeking to better themselves and their families – in the same spirit as our founders.

Veriflora® Sustainably Grown

Veriflora Sustainably Grown

In 2012, we sought out and met the challenge of achieving the rigorous requirements of the Veriflora® Sustainably Grown certification program — recognized as the gold standard of sustainability in the floriculture and horticulture world.  This program involves an on-site audit completed annually by SCS Global Services (a group that also conducts Organic certification audits). To this day, we are the only open-aired wholesale nursery in the United States. to carry this distinction.

What does Veriflora® Sustainably Grown certification mean?

Certification is earned by products from growers that meet the highest levels of:

  • Social Responsibility– Promoting healthy, equitable workplaces that support farmers, workers, their families, and the community.
  • Environmental Responsibility – Protecting and building soil health, conserving water and energy, reducing climate impacts, properly managing wastes, and supporting healthy ecosystems.
  • Economic Stability – Reinforcing the long-term economic viability of agricultural operations, and achieving levels of quality performance that benefit customers.