You’ve heard of products made from crops like corn and cotton, both rapidly renewable materials. These crops, however, can be associated with environmental problems due to fertilizers, pesticides and energy used in farming. Instead, look for products made from agricultural waste from crops such as sugarcane, wheat, and sorghum. The left-over stalks are being used for wall coverings, cabinetry, and flooring.
Read more about rapidly renewable materials at https://www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-schools/v2009/mrc6
We respectfully acknowledge that the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is located on traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples. We honor the ancestry, heritage, and gifts of all Indigenous Peoples who were sustained by these lands and give thanks to them. We are grateful that these lands continue to provide enrichment for many people today. [More…]