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UK: Organic Blooms becomes certified organic

Organic Blooms has cause to celebrate on this cold February day because after a 2 year process their land has finally converted to Organic status, under the Soil Association."Many people ask why it is so important to us that our flowers are certified organic. From our perspective, it’s simple – we feel that.....

Ireland: Organic grower compares edible flowers with slow food

Bumblebee Flower Farm, based in Castledonovan, Drimoleague, supply their organically grown edibles to the city’s prestigious Greene’s restaurant on MacCurtain St, as well as more recently to fine foods specialists La Rousse.And Mags Riordan and husband Steve Davies feel so passionate about what they do, and.....

sustainable cultivation according Stolk Flora

Macro-mites, essential oils and vital water for the orchid

At Waterdrinker’s Cash & Carry, in the coming weeks the spotlight will be on growers that contribute to a sustainable and healthy world in one way or the other. This has resulted in a story series, including this one: an interview with Jan Stolk and Marco Hartensveld of nursery Stolk Flora about their.....

UNH research:

Microbial traits, not plants, determine abundance of soil organic matter

Healthy soil is rich in organic matter, but scientists have yet to fully understand exactly how that organic matter is formed. Now a team of University of New Hampshire scientists have uncovered evidence that microbial pathways – not plants – are the chief originator of the organic matter found in stable.....

US (MD): Bell Nursery sustainability efforts recognized

Bell Nursery has been recognized by the Green Business Certification Program and has earned a listing in the Montgomery County Green Business Directory. The Green Business Certification Program is a voluntary recognition program managed by the County's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in.....