Sustainable Gift Ideas

WaterGarden_NLAt Fort Collins Nursery, we are proud to do our share in protecting the environment as demonstrated by our involvement with the City of Fort Collins’ voluntary ClimateWise program.  With the earth in mind, some of our favorite new gift items this season are of the eco-friendly variety.

-Plantable Wrapping Paper

Give twice this year by wrapping your presents in Plantable Wrapping Paper by Blooming Plantables.  After unwrapping your gift, the paper can be planted in pots or in the ground to grow veggies, herbs or flowers.   The paper is 100% biodegradable and the GMO free seeds generally sprout in 3-4 weeks.  Each gift you wrap will truly be the gift that keeps on giving!

-Water Garden

Another fun sustainable gift idea is the Water Garden by Back to the Roots.  The Water Garden is a fish aquarium that grows food by creating a closed-loop ecosystem where the fish feed the plants and the plants clean the water.  You can grow your favorite herbs and greens without ever having to water or fertilize.  Plus you will receive endless enjoyment from your new pet fish!

Originally published on December 3rd, 2015.