Entries by Mary Nethery

Organic Horticultural Benefits Alliance – Lecture in Houston review

Green Grow Organics founder Sam Sittlerle, our business development director, Mary Nethery, and our friend Hector Navarro attended the Betsy Ross lecture in Houston Tuesday evening. Our hosts were the OHBA. A fantastic evening of learning and discussion about how to get carbon back into the ground. Analyzing soil structure and seeing where a property […]

Soil Advocacy is Responsible Landscaping

Metroscapes founder Sam Sitterle is among a growing group of worldwide practitioners showing concern for SOM soil organic matter.  YouTube is full of amazing videos to help us all understand our soil resources better and how responsible stewardship of our soils will resolve climate change.  Putting carbon back into the ground where it turns into […]

Function and Value of Urban Green Spaces – a review

Our business development director just attended a seminar held by a local manufacturer’s representative, Mechler-Blass Associates. “Water conservation in particular is a specialty of ours. We help collect, convey and contain water for reuse or to assist in LEED and LID applications.”  Today’s lecture was on the “permavoid” “system which builds resilience into the built […]

Beneficial Insects: The Lacewing

At Green Grow Organics and Metroscapes Landscaping, we work to implement IPM. Integrated Pest Management. One of our very favorite beneficial insects is the Lacewing, Chrysopidae. They are translucent and somewhat iridescent, pale green with coppery eyes.  Simply magical to see them rising out of my boxwood every year. They lay their eggs at night, […]

Seed: The Untold Story

http://www.seedthemovie.com/ “Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, […]

Green Grow Organics Submits Sustainability Award Entry

Green Grow Organics submitted an entry to the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Award Program in the Sustainable Programs category. 12 winners in 5 categories will be announced November 1st. Here’s a link to the sponsor, SA Tomorrow and also an article in the Rivard Report further explaining the program. Green Grow Organics will bring you a […]