Introducing our Grow Local blog series, connecting you with the growers and vendors we've selected to provide you with the
highest quality plants and products in the gardening marketplace.
Why grow local?
Green Acres Nursery & Supply is a family-owned and operated local independent garden center, so it's important to us to support our community. We carefully vet our vendors and growers, so you'll have the highest quality plants and products to grow your green thumb. With five locations in the greater Sacramento area, we want to cultivate gardening enthusiasts in our region and keep our community growing strong.
Meet G&B Organics
G&B Organics is part of the Kellogg's Garden Products line-up and have had roots in Southern California for over 90 years. A family-owned and operated company spanning four generations, they have been hugely influential in agriculture and horticulture in California and across the United States. Although they are a national brand, they still maintain their humble roots and continue to support the community by donating a portion of their profits to school gardens. We like that!
In 1999, Kellogg bought Cascade Forest Products, located in Northern California which they used to expand into the G&B Organics line of soil amendments and fertilizers. What sets G&B Organics apart, is their dedication to the quality of their products, which are certified by two independent organizations: the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) and the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). This makes them the first, and only, soil manufacturer to have both certifications for their products, so we can trust their products are safe for organic gardening.
Even if you're not a strictly-organic gardener, G&B Organics offers a wide variety of quality soils for potting or planting. Each soil amendment is specifically formulated to feed the microorganisms in your soil, building your soil's structure, texture & fertility.
Their potting soils for container gardening are inoculated with mycorrhizae, a beneficial fungi naturally found in soil which increases a plant's capacity to uptake water and nutrients. With natural ingredients such worm castings, bat guano, cotton seed meal and kelp meal, you can be sure that your plants have access to the full spectrum of micro and macro nutrients with G&B Organics soils. We know that's important.