Who we are
We’ve been developing our unique recipes for years. Like many organic growers we began by using commercially available bottled products and evolved to use only natural dry amendments to transform any substrate into a living soil.
We found that we had to source and blend our own natural dry amendments as there weren't any complete organic soil conditioners available that had all the ingredients we wanted without having to purchase numerous packages of single products.
Over the years we've tinkered with our mixes and have developed the perfect blend for each stage of the plant's growth. (See Our Products page for more details).
We are a small company, and our work is done by hand. Below is an image of how we look when mixing product in our warehouse near Bristol in the South West of the UK:
We truly believe that there is nothing on the market that matches ours in terms of producing the happiest plants with the largest yields whilst also being as fresh as possible.
We're aware that the climate is changing and that each of us has a part to play in limiting our environmental impact and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. We think every company no matter how small should be doing their part - and here at Living Soils we are no exception.
We strive to reduce our impact on the environment as much as we can whilst also running our business. We ensure that (with the exception of our 5L bags, where we cant find an eco alternative) our packaging is 100% plastic free and compostable. We only use recycled paper and board, eco inks, plant based eco bags and postal stickers. Even the glue on our tape is made from natural gum!
We have a 100% renewable electricity contract in place for our office. We use locally sourced timber for heating in place of natural gas wherever we can. All our lighting is high efficiency LED.
We reuse and recycle as much of our waste as possible and compost all of our food waste, plus we shred and compost all our paper waste.
We've reduced our avoidable emissions as much as possible, but in order to run our business, some emissions are unavoidable: we have therefore taken the decision to measure and offset our unavoidable emissions these through funding the Carbon Neutral Habitat portfolio. Living Soils therefore became a 'carbon neutral' company in November 2019 - see this blog article for more info.