Ecological, Local, Worker-owned
Our shop is committed to selling products that are as ecological and local as we can. Read this blog post to learn what we mean by ecological. By local, we mean we source most products from vendors that are less than a 2-hour drive. As a worker-owned cooperative, each worker has a path to own an equal share of the company.
Peat-free is a big deal for us, because almost all store-bought soil contains peat, an ingredient harvested from peatlands. Peatlands are the largest natural carbon storages on the planet, better than forests. Peat harvests degrades such habitats. It's nearly impossible to restore them afterwards. This makes common potting soil one of the largest contributors to climate change in the gardening world.
Luckily we were able to work with our soil vendor to create SymbiOp's Peat-free Mix, which uses coconut coir instead of peat. Coconut fiber serves a similar function as peat in potting soil - increase water retention, microbial populations, and nutrients. By choosing our Peat-free Blend, you get the same benefits while removing a large contributor of greenhouse gas. It certainly won’t fix all of our ecological problems, but it is a step in the right direction!
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