Williamsburg Garden Center Honored with Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum Award

The Ulster American Homestead Garden Center in Williamsburg recently received the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum Award (Courtesy of James City County)

JAMES CITY COUNTY — The Ulster American Homestead Garden Center was recognized with the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum award.

On Wednesday, March 9, James City County Clean Commission announced that the Garden Center, located at 4191 Rochambeau Drivereceived the quarterly award.

The Commission, along with James City County Board of Supervisors (JCC), Sue Sadler, presented the award to the Ulster American Homestead Garden Center for its sustainability efforts, which included providing a variety of organic plants and products, recycling efforts and educational activities about pollinators. good friendly practices.

The Garden Center is owned by Joel Patton and his family. The company was founded because of Mr. Patton’s passion for the environment since childhood; having grown up in Northern Ireland.

The Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum Award, which is co-sponsored by Newport News, Hampton, James City County and York County, has been awarded four times per quarter since 1997, recognizing one business per location. While the award ceremonies were interrupted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the winners receive their awards at their place of work.

The other three winners this term are: Canon Virginia in Newport News, Less zero waste + refill store in Hampton, and Off Leash K9 Hampton Roads in York County.