by Michelle Bense
At its shop in Peddler’s Village, Greenology Organic Living (GOL) is rebirthing sustainable, local retail business with a theme of natural, safe, green living products. The store sells natural home and garden decor, herb/vegetable seedlings, natural cleaning products, do-it-yourself pond kits, aquaponics materials, terrariums, local art and more.
Co-owners Ken Hay and Fritz Ege not only use the products they carry, but know the local manufacturers personally. Ege previously worked in the healthcare industry, which gave her an unfulfilled appetite to pursue natural health. Hay applies his background in information systems through automated growing systems, solar panels and green robotics. Their passion came from the desire to raise the next generation on healthy living practices and leave a better planet for them.
The store has changed based on the needs of the community. GOL began selling seedlings and has evolved into teaching, providing green services and promoting local artisans. “In our greenest dreams, we see our business expanding into various markets, empowering as many local artisans as possible,” says Hay.
“The most important things you can do to improve your family’s health are to plant a garden and remove unnecessary chemicals from your household,” advises Ege. “Whether you are ready to grow organically or aquaponically, swap out chemical products for natural ones or just redecorate green, we can help.”
Michelle Bense is a freelance writer and managing editor of Natural Awakenings BuxMont. Connect with her at Hello@NABuxMont.com. April 2015.