Grow kits in recycled tea bags made Oprah’s ‘2016 Favorite Things’ List

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Grow kits in recycled tea bags equip city-dwellers with tools to make their home a garden – starting with only a window ledge

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The approach of Black Friday means it’s time for another tradition launching the holiday shopping season – one that is key to the success of a unique group of retail businesses each year. The most watched, and now read, feature from Oprah Winfrey since the early 1990’s, “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” aka “The O-List,” is notable this year for its inclusion of a 10-month old start-up, Urban Agriculture, amongst curated gift suggestions to be included with discounts for the December issue of “O, The Oprah Magazine.”

The Urban Agriculture Company designs grow kits that simplify the process of city gardening by providing users with everything needed for a fun and easy growing experience. What has become known as “The Oprah Effect” refers to financial impact of consumers who covet the things Oprah loves, and Urban Agriculture’s grow kits are so revered by Winfrey and her editors that they are listed in the top ten of this year’s “O-List.”

Founder and CEO Chad Corzine is still in his twenties, living in Los Angeles. This time last year, The Urban Agriculture Company was only a seed of an idea. Corzine was working in organic product development and became frustrated how green spaces are hard to come by for many people, noting how the city tends to squeeze out nature.

Deciding to make a lifestyle change of his own, he committed to a healthier diet, exercise and weight loss. Corzine was soon inspired to step away and launch his own consumer product-line, realizing that when the freshest foods are those arriving by truck, a healthy lifestyle feels a long way off.

“As a young, aspiring entrepreneur, to have someone with Ms. Winfrey’s magnitude, reputation and global influence elevate a company like mine is just incredible. My goal is to allow others to make the lifestyle change I had undertaken myself as a city dweller,” said Urban Agriculture founder and CEO, Chad Corzine. “We give you the tools to make your home a garden, even if you only have a window-ledge. From grow-bags bursting with organic vegetables for your table, to crisp herbs for freshening up your cocktails and even outdoor games, we take care of everything you’ll need – making your green adventure easy, simple and fun.”

All of Urban Agriculture’s grow kits come with one pack of organic seeds, one balanced bag of organic soil and one container to grow the plant in. The containers are made from 100% recycled tea bags allowing for perfectly drained and aerated soil, in addition to a uniquely urban look. The Urban Agriculture Company offer a variety of flowers, cooking herbs and vegetables to help urban dwellers have a well-rounded garden.

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Wyevale Voted Best Garden Centre By The BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

The Wyevale Group is celebrating after being voted the ‘Best Nursery or Garden Centre’ in an online poll by the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine.

The voting for the awards was open to members of the public and received thousands of nominations through the BBC Gardeners’ World website, making them a true reflection of people’s opinions. It is therefore particularly rewarding for the Wyevale garden centre group to be given the coveted title of ‘Best Nursery or Garden Centre’ as part of the inaugural Gardeners’ World Magazine awards.

The BBC launched their 2009 awards in March by inviting readers of the Gardeners’ World Magazine and users of the gardenersworld.com website to vote on categories including most loved and most hated plants and vegetables, the most common garden pest, the gadget they couldn’t live without, the best garden centre and best online garden centre/mail order supplier. The voting was opened to the public for a 3 month period in an effort to find out exactly what people liked and didn’t like about life in the garden. Overall more than 7,900 gardeners voted across a series of categories.

The Wyevale Group achieved success after being rated the best nursery on 5 separate indicators which covered: value for money, service, choice, quality and overall performance.

Nicholas Marshall, Chief Executive of Wyevale, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the title of Best Garden Centre in the Gardeners’ World Magazine’s online poll. It is a testament to how hard the staff work at all 122 garden centres in the group.

“We would like to thank all the garden centre teams and staff at Head Office for their hard work and commitment in helping us to win this top accolade.”

About The Gardening Club
Wyevale Garden Centres originated as a local nursery in Hereford in the 1930’s, when plants were sold bare-root by mail order only during the dormant season. Today, gardening is a wide ranging activity from real enthusiasts who grow specialist plants from seed to families for whom the garden is an outdoor room to decorate and furnish in their own style

The Gardening Club is a family of garden centres. The group stocks a wide range plants, tools, garden furniture, BBQs and machinery to suit every style of gardening. With over 120 garden centres nationwide and a website stocking over 2,000 gardening products there is something for every gardeners taste.

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Wyevale Garden Centres Has Overhauled Its Website To Allow Users Easy Access To The Gardening Club Features As Well As Providing Each Garden Centre With Its Own Personal Web Page

Wyevale Garden Centres has overhauled its website to allow users easy access to the gardening club features as well as providing each garden centre with its own personal web page.

The extra prominence afforded to the gardening club means that shoppers can sign up to the club for free and then add details of their gardening club card, in order to get points with in-store purchases as well as by buying online, whether they’re getting a Flymo lawnmower, a new log store or just a new plant pot.

Every £1 spent by a gardening club member will result in five club points for the shopper who can then track their points total online thanks to a new online tool. Points are later redeemable as vouchers. Registered members will also receive an exclusive e-mail newsletter and will be privy to offers online that are otherwise not visible to visitors who are not part of the gardening club.

The website header of the main site has been rebranded to become Gardening Club so that each garden centre in the family can rediscover its own brand identity, allowing individualism and personality to come out on their personal web page.

An online store finder is available to help website visitors find their nearest garden centre, where they can then find out opening times and other pieces of relevant information. Each garden centre web page targets customers directly by giving them information about facilities available, their address and other contact details. A personal touch is added to each garden centre page with the name and an image of the manager published alongside a topical gardening tip.

The website now supports both the garden centres’ and The Gardening Club’s e-commerce services to supply every gardening need from plants to care products, tools to garden furniture and sheds to bird houses. Other features on the Gardening Club website include monthly gardening advice topics and the option to hire tools and machinery.

About The Gardening Club
The Gardening Club is a family of garden centres. The group stocks a wide range plants, tools, garden furniture, BBQs and machinery to suit every style of gardening. With over 120 garden centres nationwide and a website stocking over 2,000 gardening products there is something for every gardeners taste.

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