Helping homeowners and gardeners create healthy yards isn’t easy– we can’t do it without good science and research. So that’s why we at Good Sweet Earth make it a point to partner with the nation’s best agricultural associations– we want to make sure we have access to all the top research, training and products to create healthier yards & gardens. Continuing education is also important to us. Whether we’re taking a seminar on cover crops or receiving a new certification, we never stop learning.
The American Society of Agronomy
Agronomy. There’s a word you don’t hear everyday, but if you eat food from a farm, or even raise food in your backyard, it’s something that impacts your life. At Good Sweet Earth, agronomy is at the center of our world, which means when you utilize our yard and garden services, it doesn’t need to be at the center of yours. We’ll put our expertise to work for you. More.
Master Gardener Certification
Corey Veldheer has been certified a Master Gardener through the Michigan State University Extension, which means she’s got the know-how to help you with your fruits, vegetables, flowers, pests and soil. When it comes to crafting soil amendments, Corey knows what plants need to maximize their yield.
Macatawa Watershed Project Seal of Approval
Good Sweet Earth has been recognized by the Macatawa Watershed Project as a Watershed Partner, earning the organization’s Seal of Approval for 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021. To earn this designation, we have met several environmental criteria, which have been established by the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council to protect the Lake Macatawa watershed. More.
The Crop Science Society of America
If you eat, you’re affected by crop science. The science of growing crops has changed more drastically in the past century than it has in the previous 13,000 years of agricultural history. And while scientific study is critical, the products coming out of chemical labs nowadays (chemical fertilizers and pesticides, for example) are not always good for our bodies and our planet. More.
Landscape Industry Certified Manager
We’ve got a turf expert on-hand, ready to answer even your most challenging lawn questions. Steve Veldheer, is a Certified Lawn Care Manager through the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Click here to find out why that matters.
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
We're proud business members of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, West Michigan’s preeminent resource for environmental education and advocacy since 1968. The WMEAC is a non-profit organization uniquely positioned to respond to emerging issues and new threats to West Michigan’s natural and human ecologies, strategically focused on building sustainable communities and protecting water resources. Our partnership with the WMEAC joins us with over 50 other West Michigan businesses that also prioritize our planet's health.
The Soil Science Society of America
At Good Sweet Earth, our passion is healthy soil– it’s right there in our name: “Good Sweet Earth.”
We live and breathe soil. Organic yards and gardens are what get us out of bed in the morning. So where else would we turn for the latest and most comprehensive research on soil science but the Soil Science Society of America? More.
National Association of Landscape Professionals
The National Association of Landscape Professionals sets the highest standards in the landscape industry through education, safety programs and certification. We are joined by thousands of professionals who are committed to creating and maintaining beautiful, healthy landscapes including the ball fields, parks and backyards that are an essential part of our lives.