Nature and Nurture

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114 8th St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734.929.0802
www.natureandnurture.org

 

Business Overview

Nature and Nurture is an organic gardening and landscaping company specializing in native, ornamental, and edible landscaping, organic landscape maintenance, and ecological restoration. Our services include landscape consultation, design, installation, and maintenance. We promote ecological sustainability through native plantings, water conservation, erosion control and strict adherence to organic methods.  We also promote locally grown foods by teaching organic gardening classes, growing shiitake mushrooms, and through our fruit nursery.

Sustainable Business Practices

Nature and Nurture encourages the planting of native plants, which use less water, prevent erosion, and slow down runoff.  We also encourage the planting of edibles to reduce the distance from farm to plate, which saves resources involved in transport of food. Our motto on this subject is Think globally, eat locally. We do not use synthetic pesticides for weed or pest control.  We only use products approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and do not use toxic materials in our work. We practice carpooling to save energy, recycle everything we can and buy recycled items when they are available. We reduce waste, reuse materials, and recycle/compost everything we can.  We use a green computer (low in heavy metals and very energy efficient) and use CFL bulbs wherever appropriate.

 


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