Go Green: Sustainable Shopping at Metro Detroit’s Greenhouses

By: Katie Goncalves | May 19, 2023
Woman selects flowers at Vans Valley Greenhouse.

Vans Valley Greenhouse

We all know the importance of doing our part to help maintain a clean and beautiful environment. Lucky for us in Metro Detroit, there are a lot of eco-friendly stores that are helping their customers participate in sustainable shopping, all while beautifying their homes and improving their health. From knowing where products are coming from, to selling GMO-free organic products, these local businesses are staying on top of what it means to go green. These are some of the best shops to visit if you’re looking to be more eco-friendly and shop sustainably. 

Vans Valley Greenhouse

For more than 50 years, Vans Valley has provided high-quality, sustainable produce, herbs, and plants to the Metro Detroit community. The selection is impressive – 200+ varieties of locally-grown varieties that ensure your home is beautiful and conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Family-owned since the beginning, this is a great place to find the perfect gift for a loved one or level up your ingredients in the kitchen.

Woman walks through the aisles of Vans Valley Greenhouse selecting plants
Vans Valley Greenhouse

Goldner Walsh Garden & Home

Goldner Walsh offers a range of eco-friendly landscaping services, including rain gardens, green roofs, and permeable hardscaping. They use organic fertilizers and pest control options in their landscaping work. Goldner Walsh offers a range of sustainably-sourced garden products, including locally-sourced mulch and organic soil amendments. The company has installed a rainwater harvesting system that captures water from its greenhouse roof and uses it to irrigate its gardens. Additionally, Goldner Walsh offers an extensive selection of native Michigan plants and trees, reducing the need for irrigation and chemical fertilizers.

Steinkopf Nursery

Steinkopf Nursery uses drip irrigation systems and rainwater harvesting techniques to conserve water. They compost all organic waste generated on-site, reducing their landfill waste and providing a source of nutrient-rich soil for their plants. Steinkopf Nursery uses natural pest control methods, including the introduction of beneficial insects, to reduce the need for chemical pesticides. They offer a range of organic fertilizers and soil amendments, reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers. Steinkopf Nursery also partners with local schools and community organizations to provide educational programming on sustainable gardening practices.

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Telly’s Greenhouse

Telly’s Greenhouse offers a range of organic gardening products, including compost, soil amendments, and natural pest control options. They use drip irrigation systems and rain barrels to conserve water at their locations. If you’re looking for Michigan plants and trees, Telly’s has a wonderful variety, which reduces the need for irrigation and chemical fertilizers. Telly’s Greenhouse also partners with local organizations to promote sustainable gardening practices and to support urban gardening initiatives.