Store Hours:
Open 7 days-a-week
Monday thru Saturday
10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Directions to our store


"Love this place. Intimate, helpful, principled!!! Best high quality stock. Organic focus."

Beryl N. - San Francisco, CA
Yelp Review


Helping people garden successfully and responsibly in their own back yard
since 1997

690 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley CA 94941     Phone: 415-389-8333

What is Organic?

So what really is considered "organic?" It's a word that has become so common it's almost meaningless. So many companies have jumped on the bandwagon, and "greenwashing" is so prevalent that it’s hard to navigate one's way in an organic world. 

The concept of organic farming has been around a long time. The idea began in the 1930s in response to the industrialization of agriculture when newly created chemicals to control pests and increase yields were introduced.

In 1930's, the term "organic farming", was created in response to the industrialization of agriculture

Even back then, consumers were interested in non-chemically treated, non-pesticide, minimally modified foods. Today, that mindset has grown to encompass not just the food we eat but the plants home gardeners grow as well. If you're buying organic food, why would you use synthetic fertilizers in your yard?

Since 1997, our business has always focused on organic gardening. We offer only natural fertilizers and pest controls so that you can feel good about your gardening choices and the environment. You won't find the caustic scents you normally smell in the fertilizer departments of "super stores" in our shop.

Stop by and check out our large selection of organic fertilizers and pest control solutions, and we can help you decide what's best for your gardening needs.

If you are interested in finding out more about organic gardening, take a look the list of links to the right for additional sources you might find helpful.