All of us at Banner Greenhouses are committed to producing premium quality plants as sustainably as possible. Our commitment is reflected in these initiatives.
Banner /Bonnie Greenhouses maintains several pollinator gardens at our headquarters in Nebo, North Carolina. The gardens were installed in 2016 and 2018 using a mix of blooming herbs and annuals we grew on site and perennials we sourced from our neighbors at Painters Greenhouse.
Plants were chosen to attract native pollinator species and selected to keep pollen and nectar available throughout the year. Plant species include Mountain Mint, Echinacea, Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Bush, and more.
We are registered on the Million Pollinator Challenge Garden map. You can find us on the map by visiting their website and searching for “Banner Greenhouses”.
Plastics: When possible, we sanitize and reuse plastic pots and trays, otherwise, unneeded plastic containers and tags are recycled. Water bottles, chemical containers, and cardboard are also recycled.
Wood Pallets: After our use, a local company re-furbishes and re-uses. Pallets that are not repairable are ground for mulch.
Miscellaneous materials: Waste metal products and office waste paper are recycled. The combined results for our recycling efforts have been a 25% reduction in the amount of waste flowing to landfills.
Pest Management & Prevention
We take disease prevention and pest management very seriously. We follow a strict sanitation protocol in all of our organic greenhouses. Organic bio-fungicides and bio-insecticides are used in rotation based on regular scouting practices, preventing resistance and increasing efficacy.
Here is a helpful on-farm/at-home resource for identifying common vegetable diseases published by NC State University: Diagnosing Common Vegetable Diseases
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Located in Nebo, North Carolina