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Kind Earth Growers
Kind Earth Growers is a wholesale nursery located in Ottsville, Pennsylvania. Kind Earth Growers was founded in 2017 by John Mark Courtney to meet the regional demand for native wetland and dry–site perennials used in ecological restoration, stormwater management, and functional landscape design. Upon the completion of a B.S. in Environmental Design from Delaware Valley University in 1998, Courtney began his professional career in horticulture in Bucks County. For two decades he was the head grower and operations manager at Aquascapes Unlimited in Pipersville, PA. In 2019, Kind Earth Growers purchased the wholesale native plant assets of Aquascapes Unlimited as the next chapter and maturation of the business he helped build. By expanding the plant catalog to include a more diverse plant palette and shifting away from smaller plant sizes to landscape-ready, deep 50 cell trays, the business grew strongly.