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Winter is officially upon us

Posted by shawn @ 3:26 pm on November 26, 2008

Seasons greetings! (Well almost) it’s nearly December already! Can you believe that? It wasn’t long ago that pond and garden supplies were flying out the door and the gardening season was in full swing. Since then, flowers have met their demise, veggie gardens have been eaten, and the ground has started to freeze. The life of the winter garden fanatic has arrived. All of us staring out at the backyard with future plans, dreaming of the day where we can toss on the radio and spend the day in the garden. The one thing I always take advantage of during winter is the deals you can scoop up! Whether it’s at your favorite garden center, online gardening store, or local shopping mall these seasonal products are great buys this time of year. Even though it’s a cold and dreary road ahead it won’t be long before winter is long forgotten and bright sunny skies are all we know!

GardenSuperMart rain barrels – getting a lot of exposure!

Posted by shawn @ 2:27 pm on November 12, 2008

The Cascata & Agua rain barrels we sell our continuing to receive a lot of positive feedback and press coverage. Throughout the gardening season we had been hearing rave reviews about these products from satisfied customers from all over the United States and Canada. Blogs, magazines, green-living websites have all commented on how great these rain barrels are. Websites like Garden Rant, Groovy Green, Gardening Life, This Garden is Illegal, and many more love these barrels.

We recently released a video on the making of a rain barrel which can be viewed here: rain barrel video this video will show you a totally different perspective on this popular product. Watch step-by-step how a rain barrels starts off as a clear plastic pellet and is transformed into the beautiful creations you see on our website.

Enjoy!

In the News: Algranti’s Green Rebirth

Posted by Courtney @ 11:38 am on

We’ve been mentioned in an article in the Waterloo Record: Algranti’s green rebirth!

Gerry with Rain Barrels

Gerry with Rain Barrels

An excerpt:

Polls showed the environment was becoming a top-of-mind issue for North Americans, and the region had just gone through a water shortage.

Trade magazines talked about the popularity of rain barrels in drought-prone areas, but the ones available for sale were not visually appealing.

After experimenting with different designs, the company came up with two sizes of rain barrels designed to look like terracotta pots. A planter in the lid allows shrubbery to spill over the top, integrating the barrels into the surroundings.
Algranti’s Green Rebirth, Matt Walcoff, November 12, 2008

Halloween Costume Idea: An Algreen Terra Composter!

Posted by gerry @ 1:38 pm on November 6, 2008

Anne showed up on Halloween for work dressed up as an Algreen Terra Composter… the picture speaks for itself :)

Recycling at Home

Posted by Courtney @ 9:46 am on November 5, 2008

We’re trying to live greener lives here. We’ve been making changes in the way our office is run, and hopefully that is having an effect on our own personal lives. I know for me it has.

For the past 2+ years, I’ve been living in an apartment building that doesn’t recycle. While this has annoyed me to no end, I’ve never done anything about it. Since our office has started recycling, I’ve been motivated to find out how to recycle away from the office. And so, I’ve found a recycling drop-off centre here in Cambridge where I can drop my recyclables off at. This is not the ideal solution, because it means that other people in my apartment are still most likely tossing their recyclables. But it’s a step in the right direction.

Remember, if you’re looking for daily tips on water conservation, composting, green gardening and green homes, you can follow us on Twitter. We also have a monthly newsletter that includes green living tips, news and deals. We’ve also recently created both a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group. We want to work with you help create greener lives for us all!

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