Sustainable Finnish beauty by Partaharjun Puutarha
Partaharjun Puutarha is a greenhouse company specialized in producing bulb flowers. Besides growing bulb flowers and potted plants Partaharjun Puutarha is also growing forest tree seedlings (birch, larch, pine and spruce) and we have a sawmill producing lumber, firewood and woodchips.
Partaharjun Puutarha strives to be innovative, environmentally friendly and offers good prices for high quality products. The greenhouse has an area of 40.000 square meters where the flowers, plants and tree seedlings are grown. Furthermore there is approximately 7.300 square meters of cold-storage, freezer storage and 55.000 square meters outdoor growing field.
Partaharjun Puutarha is situated in Pieksämäki, in the middle of Finland, and has been operating for 37 years.
Partaharjun Puutarha strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible. This means we looked at our whole production chain to see if we could improve anything that will make it better for the environment.
As mentioned before 95% of our trees we use for our wood production are PEFC certified. 5% isn’t yet but that’s only because the certification isn’t there. Those forest are managed by PEFC rules but don’t have the certification. We are working hard to get also the last 5% certified.
In 2005 with the completion of our new heating system the greenhouse warming has changed from oil heating to solid fuel heating. The heating plant is now using wood chips and peat for heating and has cut back the use of oil heating to a minimum. The wood chips are all coming from our own wood production as a byproduct from harvesting and the sawmill. All the parts of the tree are used and nothing will go to waste.
In 2003 the greenhouse was modernized with new fertilizer and a plant protection center. Both of these fulfill all the requirements of environmental protection. This center has protective containers sunken into the ground so all possible runoffs can be taken into circle again.