Environmental transformation started and continues to be a thriving Landscape Architecture business. Our owner, Alan Banks bought this land including the historic greenhouses in 2006. The greenhouses had been used for cut flower farming for years, in fact, some of our neighbors still stop by and reminisce about how they worked in them as kids. Our current next door neighbors are part of the family who originally had them built for their family business.
Much of the structure was intact when Alan purchased the property, but some had fallen into disrepair. Slowly but surely, Alan rehabilitated and renovated each greenhouse back to working condition. He started growing his first crops in them in the spring of 2007.
Natural Growing Techniques
We care about the way things are grown. We know that when you use pesticides, you aren’t just affecting the people that eat the food you grow, but you are also affecting the cleanliness of the air and water that surrounds all of us. We use the organic model in all of our growing and we are committed to chemical-free growing in all our greenhouse operations. It’s important to us to keep our veggies and herbs natural and healthy so that you can be too!
The greenhouses were built to use light, naturally generated heat, and venting to maintain proper temperatures and growing environments. They have been restored to their former utility and use minimal amounts of electricity. We don’t use the extra energy it would take to heat them in the winter, rather we extend our season through the use of row cover, crop positioning, and choosing heartier varieties of plants. We have been experimenting with aquaponics, and have successfully grown watercress and kale using our system.