Thrive Sponsor Profile

Posted on Jun 27 2011 - 2:52am by Mike Lieberman

I’d like to introduce Thrive as a sponsor of Urban Organic Gardener. I spoke with Heather, the Marketing & Customer Service Specialist for Thrive to learn more about the company. Here’s the Q&A.

What does your company specialize in?
We specialize in helping people live a more natural lifestyle! We’ve been working hard for years to bring sustainable results to our customers we reach them in their homes, in their ponds, in their gardens, in their kitchens and even on their farms.

We do that using THRIVE, our all-natural garden, lawn, and pond application products. In a nutshell, THRIVE promotes growth in your lawn, veggies, flowers, and trees by using a concentrated dose of beneficial bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi elements that are already found in nature.

One of the greatest benefits of using our product is that our customers can rest assured they’re doing something good for the environment and doing something great for their plants. It’s a win-win situation!

We have products for plants, flowers, lawn care, vegetables, tomatoes, trees & shrubs, composting, pond clarification, and even pets. After using the products our customers see real results.

What is your best selling product?
We have a three-way tie: Tomato THRIVE, Vegetable THRIVE, and New Plant THRIVE are the hottest this season.

In addition, now that the summer heat has begun in most parts of the country, we’re receiving more calls than ever from people who are looking for our pond clarifier. Plus, our web traffic has substantially increased since we launched our brand new web site.

People all over the country have really embraced this alternative to chemical solutions. It’s easy to use, helps anything that grows, and perhaps best of all, people don’t have to worry about over treating. It is the kind of product that the minute you use it, you just feel better since it does not contain harsh chemicals.

Which of your products do you think is a must have and why?
That’s the beauty of THRIVE as we have something for everyone. Whether your passion is focused towards one area or all areas of gardening and beautifying your lawn and plants, the THRIVE line of products has a product specific to your needs. While there are subtle differences in the products, they all perform the same basic functions for the plants. Simply, THRIVE is designed to release locked away nutrients in the soil, restore biological activity, increase root growth and provide an extension to the root system with the mycorrhizae.

What do sustainable and organic gardening mean to you?
Sustainable and organic gardening are integral parts of living a healthy lifestyle and they’re aspects we believe in wholeheartedly. We appreciate the resources we have around us, and we don’t take them for granted. Things like water, soil, labor, and community support/services are all precious, and the goal is to not use them up faster than they can be replaced. We want to avoid altogether the depletion of natural resources.

We do that by promoting organic gardening, which is growing without using chemical fertilizers. If you can naturally build the soil so that it supports the healthy growth of the vegetation within it, why wouldn’t you? It’s safer for everyone literally especially when it comes to the food we consume.

That’s why THRIVE is such an important part of sustainable organic gardening. It’s all-natural, and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals. THRIVE helps restore the natural, biological activity already going on in the soil. A great side-effect of THRIVE is that it helps plants retain food and water for longer, meaning you have to water less often.

What’s the one piece of advice that you wish someone gave you when you first started to grow your own?
Always remember that each plant will grow and react differently in different geographic areas and climates across the nation. What may have worked for someone in one area may not work in another area depending on rainfall, drought, soil conditions etc. Always try to assess your conditions and be willing to adapt your practices accordingly.

Be sure to check out Thrive on Facebook and Twitter and YouTube.

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