David CH Austin is a rose breeder, specialist grower and author. His first rose, the fragrant Constance Spry, was released in 1961. Since then he has released nearly two hundred English Roses. Few new flowers have caused such a stir in the horticultural world.
David Austin Roses was established in 1969 and remains a family business. David JC Austin has worked alongside his father for over fifteen years. Today the English Roses are grown in every rose-loving nation in the world, winning awards in many different countries.
David Austin's English Roses combine the forms and scents of old roses with the repeat flowering of modern roses. They can be grown as wonderful shrubs or as short climbers.
Fox Farm Organic Soil Products
As a nationally recognized family-owned company, we are dedicated to producing the finest quality garden products available anywhere. Because organic ingredients play such a large role in our company, all formulas are handcrafted in small batches to ensure superior consistency and quality control. We offer custom blended soil mixes, natural and organic fertilizers as well as organic-based products that Combine the Best of Technology with the Goodness of Nature™.
Coast of Maine Organic Soil Products
There is a long composting tradition in Maine and Maritime Canada, especially among the region's salmon, wild blueberry and shellfish processors. In the late 1980's the State formed the Maine Compost Team - a group of specialists from the State Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Protection and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service - to help many of these processors set up successful composting programs.
Coast of Maine Organic Products was founded in early 1996 together with Great Eastern Mussel Farms (an early convert to composting) to better coordinate these efforts by investing in quality, capacity and the development of new markets for these truly exceptional composts.
By late 1996, we had taken over the management of a salmon composting facility in Marion Township, Maine owned by Washington County. The Marion site is located in easternmost Downeast, Maine, about 20 miles from the border town of Calais and a good four-hour drive to the north and east of Portland. The site is convenient to the region's salmon aquaculture farms, wild blueberry barrens and vast softwood forests that together yield the ingredients needed for our compost recipes.
New office and bagging building, Washington County, Marion, Maine.
In late 2008 we purchased the 26 acre site from the County and are in the midst of a significant expansion. Our new bagging and office building is complete, making us much more efficient. We also work closely with other composters in Maine and Maritime Canada, and have added kelp, lobster, hen manure, aspen bark and sphagnum peat to our ingredient list.
This expanding line of organically approved plant food and compost-based soils represents a real environmental win-win: we are finding important new uses for our region's natural resources and introducing our customers to a cost-effective alternative for growing beautiful, healthy, disease and pest resistant plants.