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Earth Day Event

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day with us! Join us at Pahl’s Market for a fun-filled and educational event! Free for kids 12 and under.

Plan of events:

Planting Activity: Get your hands dirty and plant a pumpkin seed using Proven Winners Seed Starter Eco Pots. Learn about the lifecycle of a pumpkin plant from seed to fruit and discover the beauty of sustainable gardening practices.

Boring Talk… but not really: Dive into the fascinating world of eco pots with a discussion on sustainability and gardening practices that help our planet thrive. Trust us, it won’t be boring!

Simon Says Game: Let’s add some excitement to the day with a lively game of Simon Says! Fun for all ages and guaranteed to bring smiles.

Plant the Seed: Take part in the symbolic act of planting a seed, contributing to the greenery of our environment and fostering a love for nature.

Snacks & Hydration: Recharge with snacks and beverages. And of course, we’ll have time for any questions you may have about gardening, sustainability, or anything else!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with nature and celebrate Earth Day in a meaningful way.

Info on Pumpkin Seed Planting:

The Proven Winners Seed-Starter Eco-Pots is a compostable garden pot, made out of PLA (polylactic acid). PLA is made from starchy renewable plants like corn, switchgrass, and sugar beets grown right here in the U.S. Starch from these materials is processed into a biopolymer that looks, acts, and performs like its traditional, cousin: petroleum-based plastics.

Proven Winners Eco-Pots have plant nutrients built right into the walls of the container. These organic nutrients are rich in phosphorus, calcium, and nitrogen. As Eco-Pots break down, they release these nutrients and proteins directly into the roots. This helps the plants grow bigger and faster all season long.

Plant in the ground Memorial weekend: Start by selecting a spacious container with a minimum depth of 18 inches and a diameter of at least 5 gallons. Fill it with a well-draining potting mix enriched with compost for optimal fertility.

Peel all 4 tabs off to allow the plant’s roots to develop properly. Transplant entire Eco-Pots and loose tabs into a larger planter or into the ground. Continue to water as needed. If you plan on starting the seeds in the eco-pots but are not ready to transplant them into a larger planter or in the ground, wait until planting before peeling the tabs. This will help the smaller pots from drying out too quickly.

Planting Instructions:

Plant your seeds in Eco-Pots, then peel the tabs off the pot and toss them into the planting hole where they will naturally degrade over time. The holes in the pot allow the roots to grow properly.

Plant the entire Eco-Pot in the ground. Yes, the whole darn thing. It’s made of natural, compostable materials!

Water your plant well after planting. Eco-Pots will naturally disintegrate over time, helping to feed the plant’s roots with nitrogen, phosphorous, and calcium as it does so.

Pumpkin Seed Q&A:

What happens if parts of my Eco-Pots are still left after the growing season?

Every gardening environment is different in terms of moisture and heat. Your Eco-Pots may break down into very small pieces over a single growing season, or you may have larger segments of your Eco-Pots left. Any product that is still recognizable can be tilled up for nutrients for your next growing season.

Can Eco-Pots go into my local industrial composting bin?

If your area supports industrial composting and you do not want to plant your Eco-Pots in the ground or till it up for next year, you can absolutely put it in your curbside compost bin that gets picked up for industrial composting. This process is where the industrial composter takes and manages all the organics from plant-based plastics, food waste, yard waste, etc., and puts them into windrows. These windrows get to 160 degrees and help break everything down into usable compost. 

Where are Eco-Pots actually made?

Eco-Pots are proudly designed, manufactured, and assembled responsibly in Stillwater, MN, and shipped directly to you from DeKalb, IL.

Remember, these plant-based PLA products continue to get smaller and smaller until microbes consume them and turn them back into inert organic products.

Will the corn in the pots effect ones allergies?

Triggers of allergic responses are antigens, often proteins, which can be found in air, food, and water. In the case of corn allergens, profilin, a protein, has been identified in corn and in many other plant (food) extracts. When food is heated past the heat-labile point, its chemical configuration changes. Due to the extreme heat and numerous processing steps to convert corn into the material that is used to make the Eco+ Grande container , it would not contain immunologically reactive profilin and therefore no concerns regarding allergic reactions.



April 22
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Pahl’s Market
6885 160th Street
Apple Valley, MN 55124 United States
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