Who We Are
Nurturing a garden that feeds pollinators, birds and animals creates a natural haven for you to enjoy AND strengthens and supports ecosystems that are under increasing pressure from habitat loss, climate change, chemical pesticides and other industrial pollutants.
Our selection of native plants have been carefully chosen for their beauty, resilience, and the special value they bring to native pollinators and beneficial insects.
Our plant species have lived in this part of the world over thousands of years, and have developed complex, collaborative and reciprocal relationships with their environment. We have a lot to learn from these plants!
The relationships between native plants, insects and other organisms are part of an elaborate web of connections that support life on earth.
By planting native plants, you are helping to strengthen these connections.
We are working hard to support a community of healthy and happy organisms which includes our plants, soil, insects, birds, animals and of course you and your family! We are always striving to improve our business practices to lighten our environmental footprint and show respect to the plants that we nurture.
We source our seeds as locally as possible. Each year we collect more seeds from the wild to preserve genetic diversity as much as we can. For species we cannot find in the wild we collect from our own gardens and prioritize small, organic Ontario nurseries. Our wild collected seed is gathered very carefully, following the guidance provided by the Society for Ecological Restoration.
Our plants provide food and habitat for birds, animals and insects that keep our ecosystem in balance - so we only use organic potting soils and fertilizers, and no chemical pesticides. And we sell our plants in biodegradable, plastic-free pots. Whenever possible we strive to not use plastics and we reuse, return or recycle any materials that are not biodegradable.