|A 1930s house was responsibly renovated using renewable resources and sustainable building practices to create what is now the company’s retail establishment. During the construction process, the building’s character was enhanced and much of the lumber and construction materials were reused.
The renovation from residential to commercial use was accomplished while preserving many of the trees on the property including a 60-foot Willow Oak.
Local and natural materials including wood, stone, and rocks were used, and the outdoor sales area deck was built using 100+ year old salvaged pine planks from the Franklinton Cotton Mill. All new trees and plants varieties introduced to the landscape were native to the area and locally grown.
The building’s interior was also thoughtfully designed to minimize its environmental impact.
Additions includes the use of rainwater catchment, collection, and storage for the greenhouse and for inventory irrigation. The sun’s energy is used for lighting and heating.
The Garden Market continues in its commitment to sustainability by selling products that are good for our community and our planet.