At Young’s Plant Farm, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to the environment – it’s a proud tradition that we’re passing down to the next generation.
“One of our primary focuses is to grow outstanding crops year after year while having as little impact on the environment as possible. Through technology and innovation, we are working to find ways to reduce our environmental footprint. We feel this is an obligation that we have to our customers, our families and the land.”
– Greg Young, Owner/CEO
We practice sustainability every day in many ways, including:
- Collection and filtration of water run off, as well as water recycling for reuse in production
- Research dedicated to selection of production varieties that require the least amount of chemical applications throughout the production process
- Increased usage of biological (rather than chemical) disease and insect barriers during production
Whole Tree Substrate
In an effort to further achieve our goal of sustainability, Young’s Plant Farm produces a sustainable soil medium on site that reduces our environmental footprint.
Through research in conjunction with Auburn University and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), we have successfully implemented a process to transform an entire shoot of pine, including the needles, into a soil substrate.
Recycle Plastics Process
In an effort to eliminate horticultural landfill waste generated by our product containers, Young’s Plant Farm is facilitating recycling efforts between our consumers and recyclers. Customers can return nursery trays and pots to their local garden center for recycling. If the container is not reusable, then it is returned to the manufacturer, where it is re-ground and made into new containers.