We are the exclusive importer of premium growing and bedding substrates from New Zealand used by horticulturalists and herpetologists across the United States. Our two main products are Orchiata brand orchid bark and Spagmoss brand sphagnum moss. Renewable by nature, we are proud that these products are also sustainably managed by our supplier, Besgrow.
What does it mean to be sustainable?
According to Merriam-Webster, a sustainable resource is one which is used or harvested in such a way that it is not depleted or permanently damaged.
How is being “sustainable” different from “renewable”?
A renewable product can be restored or replaced by nature or natural processes. However, if not managed sustainably, nature may lose the opportunity to restore.
Why does being sustainable and renewable matter?
- Renewable products sourced under sustainable methods are less harmful to the environment
- It ensures our products will be available far into the future
How Our Products are Renewable and Sustainable
Orchiata is 100% sourced from New Zealand Pinus radiata bark which is grown in 4.2 million acres of renewable man-made forests for the timber industry. Harvesting occurs on a 25-30 year life cycle and is specifically managed to ensure continued availability. Spagmoss is sourced from natural swamps on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The Sphagnum moss is hand-picked allowing us full control of sustainable harvesting. Proprietary processes and technologies are then employed which cut regeneration time in half while allowing the swamp land to continue to develop.
Our raw materials are put through a unique process that takes the raw resource, applies natural processing techniques and ends in the creation of these high quality products.
Besgrow is committed to the sustainable management of natural resources which ensures our eco-friendly products will be available for years to come!