Ordering Information

PittMoss® is now available to commercial greenhouses and nurseries in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. 

Product ships in palletized, 50 cubic foot loose-fill bulk sacks that are returnable to PittMoss® Development Company, LLC for a discount on your next order.

PittMoss® may be delivered with some moisture remaining from the manufacturing processing but pricing is based on volume.

Let us know where and when you can be reached at the PittMoss® Contact if you have any interest in our product.

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PittMoss Development Company, LLC
PittMoss® is designed to replace the 1.1 Million Tons of Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss imported each year and utilized by U.S. greenhouses, nurseries and the home gardener.  It is made from a mix of organic additives and recycled paper that would otherwise end up in a landfill. 

 

 Nearly 98% of the Sphagnum Peat Moss consumed in the U.S. each year is harvested from ditched and drained, Canadian wetland habitat, more specifically, Ombrotrophic Peat Bogs. Although only 3% of Earth's surface, peatlands sequester nearly 30% of stored carbon and they are disappearing or being significantly degraded at an alarming rate.

Many Americans are surprised to learn that they consume an average of 7-8 pounds of sphagnum peat moss each year, typically purchased with indoor and outdoor plants from the garden center. Many home gardeners use peat to amend their soils but more and more of them have learned about the growing global controversy regarding peatlands and are switching to composts, coir and hopefully soon PittMoss®.  What home gardeners have to wait for, commercial greenhouse growers and nurseries can order today!







Why PittMoss®

Pittsburgh, PA inspired a decades old project  to re-boot, re-brand and re-launch much like the city itself.  A growing center of innovative and sustainable design, Pittsburgh is known internationally, especially since the 2009 G20 Summit, as a city with a promising green future and a proud industrial past.

The new PittMoss®
 logo above, like the city our trademark is named after is a symbol of resilience and perseverance. The Aya, a stylized fern leaf originating from West African Adinkra culture, means endurance, resourcefulness and strength in the face of adversity.  We think it is a perfect symbol for this nearly two decade long venture.

Started as a kitchen experiment in 1994, PittMoss® has moved from a garage to borrowed spaces and now to leased production space in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  Throughout the proof of concept phase, jobs were held down to buy equipment and pay the bills of this "American Dream".   An EPA SBIR grant provided funds for critical growth testing and The Idea Foundry of Pittsburgh stepped in a few months ago with Transformational Fellowship seed funding.

Today we are on the path to a brighter future, much like Pittsburgh itself.  If you believe in what we're doing please ask your local garden center to only carry plants grown in #peatfree PittMoss®! 
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