Tag Archives: Nature

Shop local: 68 cents of every dollar spent at locally owned Garden Centers stays in the community*

We were out at Johnston’s Greenhouses yesterday, under cloudless blue skies and temperatures in the seventies, to prepare for the delivery of some new production equipment. I have to say being back at a greenhouse, on a beautiful spring day, … Continue reading

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Retiring old notions about saving for the future! Ditching the 401K to fund a Business!

An investor stepped up to the plate this past week and invested his entire retirement savings into The PittMoss™ Development Company and he knows it’s risky. My 401k funds arrived to keep the cash flow healthy while we continue to … Continue reading

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Why Are We Draining Wetlands and Destroying Peat Bogs to Fill Flower Pots?

Dr. Alan Knight, member of Great Britain’s Sustainable Development Commission and a past Chair of the U.K.’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ or DEFRA’s Peat Task Force was interviewed in this week’s prestigious Horticulture Week Magazine. He stated … Continue reading

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Some People Will Help You Raise Your Barn, While Others Will Try To Tear You Down

Nupeat was the original name of our patented peat-free product and apparently the folks running the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA) didn’t like that very much. Soon after some successful, well-publicized, growth trials at a major Midwest university and … Continue reading

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Embrace the Fear or How to Succeed at Business When You’re Terrified

I found myself taking cover in a bunker centered on a green pasture, with dense woods at it’s perimeter once while dreaming. It would have been a beautiful landscape if it weren’t for a barrage of bombs raining down all … Continue reading

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Celebrating The Last Day On Someone Else’s #Job

So after a couple of decades of getting up to go to work for someone else I find myself at 4:33 AM today, contemplating a future of never working for anyone else but myself, ever again. My remaining obligations to … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind “it’s better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission”

On an unusually warm day last week a couple of the neighborhood kids set up an iced tea and lemonade stand down the block. Early March weather doesn’t necessitate much thirst quenching by the average suburbanite outside of Pittsburgh. The … Continue reading

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