how green is it?
the tale of coconut coir

Coir bundles

Coir is the not-so-new word seen in everything from welcome mats to garden twine and planting medium and it’s being lauded for its sustainability and remarkable properties. But what is it really? And just how sustainable is it? And by the way, how do you pronounce it?

The easy stuff first: Coir, most commonly pronounced like coy-er, is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. So much for the easy stuff.  Continue reading