A Company For People and Planet
Worker-owned · Value-led · Mission-driven
SymbiOp started off as one-person landscaping business, operated by one of our cofounders, Nutmeg. We have grown significantly over the years. On Oct 1st, 2021, we also opened an ecological garden shop, using our plant expertise to make ecological gardening even more accessible to the greater community. Our workers have 10+ years of experience cultivating ecological landscapes, and even more years of experience with plant care in general. We come from a multitude of identities and backgrounds. You can learn more about each worker in the biography section below.
The name SymbiOp stands for Symbiosis Cooperative. We picked that name because we value the idea of symbiosis – a mutually beneficial relationship for all participants. We apply this value not only in the work we do, by cultivating plants and landscapes that are beneficial to our customers, our communities, and the greater ecosystems, but also in how we govern our company, as a worker cooperative, an employee-owned company.
Having equal voice and stake in the company enables us to work symbiotically. We strive to keep our wages above market rate. We strive to create a healthy work environment. We strive to be inclusive, equitable, and compassionate. You can read what that means for us in the frequently asked questions section below.
Symbiosis is not just a product that we produce. It is a value that we believe in. We value it so much that we put it in our bylaws. This means we are bound by laws to consider our social and ecological impacts as much if not more than our financial gains.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Prospective Owner Biographies
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