p>Why do you love Growstone? It probably has something to do with our supreme aeration abilities, the fact that our aggregates are non-toxic and chemical free, and even better, we continually outperform all the other growing mediums on the market.
The other side of Growstone is also our sustainability story. We make no secret about it – our manufacturing plant is located in the middle of a landfill. We take trash (in this case, discarded glass bottles) and turn it into growing treasure.
Growstone has rethought how to approach growing mediums. Unlike perlite or diatomaceous earth, our products are not the results of strip mines. We appreciate other companies and products that originate from recycled materials, and here are some our favorites:
Today, more and more growers across the country are finding real benefits in using soilless mixes which combine high quality media with complementary physical characteristics. We agree.
Growstone designed an amazingly balanced, ready to use and sustainable and environmentally-conscious blend, GS-3 Coco Mix.
GS-3 coco mix combines the high porosity of Growstones with the great water holding capacity and biological benefits of high quality buffered coco coir and redwood fiber, topped with a high concentration of Mycorrhizae. The mix was also designed with ideal pH levels in mind.
The synergies created are undeniable.
Some of you may have the shared experience spending time with your mom in the dirt — weeding, planting, and digging holes. If you are an indoor grower or a soil lover, that kind of passion should be passed on. Studies have shown that each upcoming generation cares more about how their food is grown than the last, yet number of people actually growing food has dropped dramatically.
Here’s where the magic begins! Behold the landfill where glass become Growstones. Remember, more recycling you do, the more Growstones we make.
Aren’t critics of genetically engineered food anti-science? Isn’t the debate over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a spat between emotional but ignorant activists on one hand and rational GM-supporting scientists on the other?
A new report released, “GMO Myths and Truths”, challenges these claims. The report presents a large body of peer-reviewed scientific and other authoritative evidence of the hazards to health and the environment posed by genetically engineered crops and organisms (GMOs).
The gardening season is well on its way -marked by longer days and warmer weather. Birds and butterflies have filled the skies and the flowers are bursting.
Greenhouses are packed. And gardeners all across the country are looking for new varieties to grow and tips to make their plants healthier, happier, and more productive.
Container gardening is a quick and easy alternative, and can be a perfect choice for patios, balconies, and small yards. Here is Growstone’s unofficial guide to a long and prosperous relationship with your container garden:
From the U.K. to the U.S., from Asia to Australia, Aquaponics has become all the rage in food production. Aquaponics combines fish and vegetable gardening to create a symbiotic growing method that explodes with production.
Taking the concept of hydroponics one step further, these closed-loop systems require no chemical fertilizers, … Read More
This post originally appeared at Living Green Magazine.
By Garrett McKelvey
Hydroponic gardening is emerging as a popular hobby since it provides many advantages over traditional soil gardening. More gardeners are interested in growing their own food, indoors, all year round with this soilless method.
Hydroponics, or hydro, is … Read More
The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared in Green Fire Times, March 2013.
By Carolyn Parrs
My cardinal rule for all green marketing is to bring your message down to earth. It is imperative to make your messages relevant to the lives of your potential customers. Most … Read More
Earth Day is April 22nd. Get Your Green Going Now.
Did you know Earth Day was started in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson in response to the massive oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara in 1969? On that first Earth Day, 20 million people took to the streets in a coast-to-coast rally for our planet. Groups fighting for diverse environmental issues realized they could band together, and their collective voices became a loud and effective call for change.
The first Earth Day led to the creation of the EPA, and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
Earth Day continues to be one of our favorite holidays, as it combines celebration with activism. When it comes to business, being environmentally-friendly is good economics, and just by communicating your commitments to your customers, you can increase profits.