We Strived for an A+… Did We Get There?
So why does it matter?
“In the past, we have asked one thing of our gardens: that they be pretty. Now they have to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and manage water.”
— DOUG TALLAMY, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware and author of Nature’s Best Hope: A new approach to conservation that starts in your yard
As we reflect on 2022, we ask ourselves: How do we define a successful year? If we had to score ourselves, what would our report card look like? The answer is simple – and can be measured in the value of the landscapes and crop production our customers have created and enhanced with the products we produce. We measure success through improved soil health, water conservation, landscape plantings and carbon sequestration. All this combines to create sustainable environments which promote thriving, living ecosystems.
Water Retention Capacity of Compost and Soil Products Installed in 2022:
Over 9 million gallons of water can be retained per rain event by landscapes amended with our compost products including Premium Compost, Horticultural Compost, TurfDress, Cyclone Compost, Aged Compost and Fresh Mushroom Compost.
All Blended Products Combined:
Over 8 million gallons of water can be retained per rain event by installations of our Enriched Topsoil, TurfSoil, Planting Soil, Bio-Soil/Stormwater Soil, Garden Soil, Greenroof Soil and Custom Blended Amended Soils.
For context, the total of all products installed has the capacity to conserve enough water to fill more than 1,200 fifteen-thousand-gallon swimming pools in a single rain event.
Our customers installed over 500 trees in urban environments alone using our Planting Soil which is specifically designed for urban forestry.
The value of trees is exponential. Besides the importance of beautifying human living environments, trees clean the air, sequester carbon, reduce radiant surface temperatures, capture water, and provide important living ecosystems.
840,000 pounds of vegetable production capacity was installed by customers who built new food gardens with our Garden Soil. According to the USDA, these vegetables will in turn provide the plant-based nutrients required for 3,360,000 balanced meals. Compounding the value of this stunning figure is the fact that many of these gardens service communities that traditionally lack access to fresh healthy vegetables.
We think these numbers are pretty amazing – an A+ on the report card!
We recognize that the goodness our products provide is only realized when you, our awesome customers, install them. So as we reflect on these achievements with gratitude, we take this moment to say a humble thank you to all our customers (retailers and end users) who do the heavy lifting by creating these beautiful, sustainable environments that we all love and benefit from.