Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) is a certification model for small farms that use only natural methods and ingredients. The peer-review inspection process encourages continual sustainability improvements and enables farmers to share knowledge to facilitate those changes. We are proud to offer a wide variety of ornamental perennials and shrubs all grown without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers
Except for our herbs you probably won't be eating our plants so why does it matter that our plants are certified naturally grown? The main reason is to help protect our ecosystems.
Many pesticides used in large nurseries are toxic to our endangered and threatened pollinator species. Here at The Green Seed Nursery we have implemented an all natural Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses beneficial insects, microbes and natural soaps and oils to control insect pests without harming pollinators.
We are reducing our carbon footprint by using 100% local and natural potting mix ingredients. Synthetic fertilizers which are produced from fossil fuels are responsible for up to 400 million tons of Co2 emissions annually. Our natural fertilizer blend is from local sources such as a local egg farm here in Canby.
All potting mix ingredients, fertilizers and natural pest control sprays are OMRI approved.
Our potting mix uses the following ingredients which are locally sourced and naturally derived:
We never use any chemical pesticides and instead use a variety of natural methods for pest control: