Sustainable Agriculture

FARMERS' WEST promotes Sustainable Agriculture not only for the environment today but for the future of our children and the world we will leave behind. It is important to Farmers' West to stand at the forefront of making our world a Greener place.

picture of an actual nest, that was found in one of our crops.
(Yes, we left that section of production untouched until the birds were big enough to fly away.)

We Recycle

At FARMERS' WEST we believe recycling is good for the farm and the environment. Green Waste is collected and composted.

The recycled plant waste is added back into the soil and helps reduce water run-off and the need for synthetic fertilizers. All of our planting crates are re-used. Before each use they are steamed which eliminates the need for chemical fungicides and cleansers. We recycle all cardboard waste. Our shipping boxes are made from recycled materials. All of our flower sleeves are recyclable.

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Recycling

At FARMERS' WEST we believe recycling is good for the farm and the environment. Green Waste is collected and composted.

The recycled plant waste is added back into the soil and helps reduce water run-off and the need for synthetic fertilizers.

The finished product is a nutrient-rich, fertile soil that produces an excellent growing medium.


Boxes and unused crates are crushed & sent off to various recycling companies, where they are broken down and used to make other useful things.

For more information about the recycling methods incorporated at FARMERS' WEST, send a note to our President, Maximino Santillan.

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We Conserve

Water is a precious commodity and we do our best to use less and reduce run-off. All drain water from our hydroponically grown

Gerberas is collected and reused on other crops. We use less water, less synthetic fertilizers and have less and cleaner run-off. Sediment and drainage ponds catch run-off which reduces the risk of contamination in our local ocean estuaries. We implement irrigation water management practices to reduce water use and run-off.

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We Recycle

Water is a precious commodity and we do our best to use less and reduce run-off. All drain-water from our hydroponically grown Gerberas is collected in colletion basins and reused on other crops.

Sediment and drainage ponds catch run-off which reduces the risk of contamination in our local ocean estuaries. We implement irrigation water management practices to reduce water use and run-off.

For more information about the conservation methods incorporated at FARMERS' WEST, send a note to our President, Maximino Santillan.

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We Innovate

Green solutions come from innovation and attention to new technologies. We do our best to reduce chemical use on the

farm. We steam our soil and planting crates which eliminates the need for methyl bromide and fungicides. Use good bugs to eat the bad! IPM (Integrated Pest Management) programs use beneficial insects, traps, light and temperature adjustments to reduce our dependence on insecticides. A specialized crop rotation cycle reduces disease and pest infestation. This reduces our use of pesticides, fungicides and synthetic fertilizers. We also use less energy as we do not have to steam the soil as often. Recent innovations in packaging allow us to offer bio-degradable or compostable sleeves and flower tags.

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We Innovate

We steam our soil and planting crates, eliminating the need for strong chemicals.

Steam is generated in our state-of-the-art boiler room. It then gets pumped through an intricate network of insulated pipes to almost any location in the field, where it is needed.

The steam is used both for sterilization and heating certain crops from our "harsh" winter conditions.

For more information about other ways we innovate at FARMERS' WEST, send a note to our President, Maximino Santillan.

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