A garden centre is where people can get in touch with Mother Nature. It is a good place to appreciate the beauty of flowers, spend our leisure time or shop around, but in order to guard these beautiful plants from weed, pests and fungal growth, many garden centres have to resort to spraying chemical pesticides and herbicides on a regular basis. The use of these chemical pesticides not only causes serious health consequences for the workers and store dealers, but also to every nature lover that has come into contact with the plants. Hence, Baba started this “Environmentally Friendly Gardening Centre” to protect the health of his store dealers, employees, children and the environment.
An “Environmentally Friendly Garden Centre” requires the implementation of strict operating procedures such as having clearly segmented areas between chemical and organic materials, plantation conservation areas, keeping records of pest prevention and control, and most importantly, prohibiting the use of chemical pesticides in the centre.
As such, an “Environmentally Friendly Garden Centre” is in need of your greatest moral support and encouragement in spearheading its mission.
What is Earth Tag Certification
Earth Tag Certification has been introduced in order to help consumers recognise “real organic”. Not only does it serve as the proof that genuine organic farmers need; it also promotes the organic development of our country. Apart from Organic certifications, Earth Tag is also the first organisation in the world to establish “Eco-care Potted Plants” and “Eco Nursery” certifications.
What is Eco Nursery Standard
Nursery stores are a good place for flower-viewing, rest, and recreation, but many nurseries regularly use chemical herbicides and pesticides for pest and weed control. Far from only harming the user, it also brings up safety concerns for the consumers.
Earth Tag Eco Nursery Certification was established to encourage nursery owners to refrain from using harmful chemical materials so as to keep children, consumers, employees, and themselves safe. As a result of not using chemical materials, the natural ecosystems of eco nurseries thrive with small animals, and these nurseries act as green spaces within the city.
Earth Tag Eco Nursery Certification uses the Participatory Guarantee System (refer to: “International certification – Participatory Guarantee System). Community consumers participate in the certification process, not just ensuring fairness but also allowing consumers to maintain and support the good reputation of a nursery.
Eco Nursery Covers 5 Broad Areas:
1. No toxic herbicide and pesticide use
2. Prevention of external pollution
3. Proper care of plants
4. Differentiation between organic and chemical materials