I have ample yard space to create a traditional, large garden; however, I choose to garden this way because it saves time and money.
Whitewater, CO (Vocus) April 22, 2010
Web entrepreneur and gardening enthusiast Renee Flategraff is pleased to announce the launch of her brand-new website, MyOrganicGardener.com. Published just last month, the web store was developed to provide online shoppers with the fundamental tools and instructions to create a small-space organic garden in their backyard or deck.
“My goal is to spread the word of small-space organic gardening. People need to know they can grow in small spaces to produce a high volume of fresh fruits and vegetables,” Flategraff said. “I have ample yard space to create a traditional, large garden; however, I choose to garden this way because it saves time and money.”
Here shoppers will find a collection of gardening supplies, many of which are composed from 100-percent recycled materials. Raised-bed garden kits are available in multiple sizes, styles and colors, ideal for any backyard, lawn or outdoor space. And, in an effort to promote the eco-friendly aspects and opportunities of gardening, Flategraff has also provided a variety of composters and coconut coir, a soil enhancer that increases water retention.
“Coconut coir is made of finely ground coconut shells. It’s completely decomposable and should be mixed with soil and water to neutralize the pH levels of your soil. It helps make an effective growing medium of both sand and clay soils by improving water flow and retention,” she said.
Flategraff encourages apartment dwellers to establish community gardening projects, which have each resident grow a different fruit or vegetable for all participants to share. Whether someone lives in a house or an apartment, it’s important for everyone to know that at-home gardening produces much healthier food at affordable prices, she explained.
“I’ve been involved in gardening most of my life. Thinking back to the days of my youth when I used to garden with my grandpa on his farm always makes me smile,” Flategraff said.
Additionally, MyOrganicGardener.com is dedicated to promoting the many educational benefits of gardening. The Worm Factory makes a great science experiment, she said, as it allows people to witness the inner workings of a small ecosystem. The website will also provide education links for teachers, inviting them to apply for grants to get funding for these projects.
To learn more about the eco-friendly, therapeutic and money-saving aspects of at-home gardening, shoppers are invited to visit the website’s new blog, http://www.MyOg-Blog.com. This interactive tool will also be used to discuss creative ways to get kids involved in gardening to teach them about recycling and the how-to’s of more sustainable living.
Keep an eye out for new merchandise as Flategraff will continue to update her inventory with products. Just on the horizon is a new type of composter that is less compact, ideal for a gardener with a yard. Gardening accessories, like a more ergonomically correct wheel barrel that’s also foldable, will also be introduced shortly.
“Stop in today to learn how sterilized organic soil reduces the amount of work required for a garden or how to prevent weeds from sprouting by lining the bed with newspaper,” Flategraff said.
About the Company:
MyOrganicGardener.com is owned and operated by web entrepreneur, Renee Flategraff.