Peat moss found its popularity as a growing medium for seedlings after WWII. It was Nature’s gift that enabled farmers and growers to provide food for the recovering and growing nations.
Peat moss has been an important staple in horticulture for decades, but its harvest and use comes at a high price. Wetlands must be destroyed, releasing carbon into the atmosphere and contributing to higher temperatures and climate change. Global initiatives are underway to reduce or eliminate peat moss harvesting to protect the environment. Yet at the same time, a growing population and increasing food requirements demand increased use of peat moss.
A massive supply gap is forming which must be filled with a sustainable, environmentally friendly product. Read the Peat Moss white paper to gain insight into the political and social-economic repercussions that harvested peat moss will have on the world.