but it’s certainly not your typical bag of potting soil
so our challenge is to educate people that this isn’t your normal growing media, it’s beneficial to the plants and our planet!
Were really big on our planet and sustainablity
so any questions about potting mixes, stagnant peat moss and that.
what’s unique about our product and what areas it really thrives in
Where are you located?
I am a millennial
I am, it’s such a dirty word
Not on my show! I think Millennials are the rockstar generation that are gonna save our planet and care about the world! The one’s I interview are people like you and I can hear your passion coming through. This guy posted this thing on FB Jackie every time I hear you talk about millennials I think of this, and it’s totally dissing millennials and the end it says imagine one of them is gonna be president someday… the millennials I talk to consistently are the hardest working, especially gardeners, and in my podcasting group that are millennials as well as ones that are my age that have been doing the 9-5 but many are kids coming out of college and high school who do not want to get a job they don’t even trust a job.
So many people think of millennials as like Tim Ferris’ book the 4 Hour Work Week millennials are lazy but the 4 Hour Work Week doesn’t even mean your gonna work a 4 hour week it probably means your gonna work 80 hours a week and your work and your life are gonna be intertwined so your job is your passion and your life together and also he talks about lifestyle design and not waiting for retirement but putting those moments into your life as you go… 3 months here, a week here, enjoy life now while your living it and enjoying it …
and like the head of my podcasting class was in the army and Pat Flynn from the Smart Passive Income such an environmentalist and they are such humanitarians, I have to admit I’m not sure either of them really qualifies as a millennial both are right on the cusp but just the people they inspire are truly hardworking people!
Work-life Integration not Work-life separation … I’m constantly working and also living my life.
Me too, I feel very blessed to have the life I have.
Today is February 24 and I have 5 interview’s scheduled and 3 are going to talk about healthy soil! I’m starting my day with another Rockstar Millennial who is going to teach us about how to care for our planet! So welcome to the show Ashley Mariani!
Absolutely, I have a pretty diverse background. I started in politics working in the mayor’s office but got bored at that so I went back to college, got 2 graduate degrees. At that time I started working for a software company and built up their marketing team. Was getting a little stale. I wanted to do something I was more passionate about be able to get up every day and really believe in my work.
I started consulting with PITMOSSⓇ about a year ago, helping with social media and marketing they were lucky and getting to know the business. They were fortunate to secure a round of funding and bring me on full time, so I quit my job, took a leap. My role is to spread the word of PITMOSSⓇ and control all of our digital assets our website, amazon, also help promote and educate gardeners and consumers about what our product is and how it’s different then a typical growing media.
It is! It’s different then anything that you would be used to grabbing off the shelves at the home and garden center or Lowes. Especially if you consider the weight of it, you’re walking down the aisle and you would almost hurt your back
yank off the bag of potting soil
not that much of a problem
add in organic ingredients to make it more of a growing media not just a cellulose fiber that’s ground up. We work our magic in a big mixer and that’s how we produce our PITMOSSⓇ
really unlike anything else
It’s really just a product stands on it’s own and is a totally different environment then your plants are used to growing in.
Up until this past year we sold a lot of our product to commercial growers and that product was
mix with compost would be great ideal!
2/3 to 1/3
You can mix it with
miracle grow basic soil
The one thing missing from
any type of soil
mix with something with nutrients
Helps whatever soil your used to working with. We do have home gardeners who want to use it like a typical home potting soil so we did just launch
prime… is a soil amendment.
I guess I’m confused what would your home gardener use?
PITMOSSⓇ has everything you need to get started
pot your plants
material in prime and performance is going to be beneficial no matter what you mix it with it’s going to help soil be better for plants. You can’t go wrong if you need something with a little less nutrition
easiest just like a bag of Miracle Grow.
Yes, absolutely, so glad you brought that up. Right now we are in the process of getting OMRI certified, a process we’ve been working on the past couple of months.
should be out in a few months
PITMOSSⓇ Performance is gonna be more of a made from all organic materials but because of the controlled released is synthesized we can’t claim it is truly organic. But all of it does come from natural organic materials.
Our founder Mont Hanely worked in garden centers most of his life, involved in horticulture and gardening enthusiasts! He saw truckloads of peat being brought into the garden center and he wondered what is this stuff? What is peat?
If you look at a bag of potting soil. Most of it is peat moss
even higher end
It says it’s
But truckloads of this peat was being brought in and used as an ideal material for plants
but that is really not the case. Mont did a lot of research and found out that it is imported and
mined from peat bogs that are primarily located in Canada although there are some in the UK
What Peat manufacturers mine those bogs and import the peat for gardening use. So not only do you have the transportation and the mining and destruction of the ecosystems but Peat lands contain a lot of carbon so there is a question about the concern of how much carbon is released during the mining process.
When you go into a store and pick up a bag of potting soil and you’re feeling good about helping the environment and you’re growing a garden and living a healthy lifestyle but all along your planting with this product that isn’t that good for the environment in fact a lot of people say is destructive
Peat is not that good of a product to begin with it’s not that good at water holding
It’s naturally hydrophobic, it hates water
which is ironic if you google peat moss people say, use it because it holds water
it just has it suck it up and store it. You have to add wetting agents to peat once it gets imported to give it the qualities that are ideal for gardeners. You’re
product replaces the perlite, vermiculate and the need for different additives because
in a long round about way of answering the question of how we can garden.
improted to the US. It’s a massive industry. Were really trying to see if we can change the way people think about what goes into their garden.
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I grew up in the south hills of Pittsburgh. Most of my gardening experiences were probably with my grandma. She was very into containers and succulents and plants and flowers. I never got to experience my own food and vegetables. As I became an adult it became more of an interest to me because I love to cook so my first adult experience was growing basil and dill and sage!
I struggled a bit, there’s always such a learning curve but that’s...