Growing Sustainably in the Pacific Northwest
Native plant species meet virtually any landscaping need. Since they grow in our region’s soils and climate they generally require less maintenance, such as watering, spraying or fertilizing. They are a key element of the Pacific Northwest’s environment & ecosystem and provide a natural habitat for birds & wildlife. Natives can be successfully used in combination with other ornamentals to create an exciting and inviting landscape.
We believe that what is good for the earth is good for the nursery, and our definition of profit includes actively supporting many community programs, especially those that benefit children and the environment.
Since its inception, the nursery has been using sustainable methods to control weeds and pests. We are committed investors in renewable technologies, such as solar power and locally produced biodiesel, and were one of the first in Oregon to become Carbon Neutral. We also participate in several independent, third-party verification and certification programs, such as: LIVE, Salmon-Safe, FoodHub, and the Carbon Reduction Challenge.
Our Sustainable Partners And Organization
A nonprofit organization that provides vineyards and wineries with official recognition for sustainable agricultural practices modeled after international standards of Integrated Production.
An independent nonprofit devoted to restoring agricultural and urban watersheds so that salmon can spawn and thrive.
A voluntary effort by Oregon wineries and vineyards to measure, track, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact, with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral.