05 Jun SUSTAINABLE: HOW OUR WOOD PRODUCTS PROMOTE A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
If you’ve enjoyed Kellogg garden products for any length of time, you’ll know that we incorporate wood fines into our soil mixes. It does make our soil products look different than conventional peat-based soils. Wood content helps create healthy soil structure, which leads to strong, healthy plants. But did you know the wood fines we incorporate in our soils are sustainably sourced?
At Kellogg Garden Products, we are committed to building healthy soil, waterways and communities. Our sustainability practices are a part of that commitment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Sustainability is based on a simple principle:
Everything we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.
Simply put — we need to protect our environment so we don’t mess things up for future generations.
Wood is a local and renewable resource, and to obtain it for use in our soil amendments, planting mixes, and potting mixes, we seek the most responsible and sustainable processes possible. For example, we purchase wood material from local orchards that are close to our manufacturing facilities that would normally be destined for burning or landfills.
In a nutshell, there are reasons to feel good about using Kellogg Garden Products organic soils — you know you are doing something good for your garden, and you know that your garden practices contribute to a healthy and sustainable environment. That’s a win-win everyone can get behind!