Nature's Green Nursery
Fort Recovery, Ohio
B.Sc. - The Ohio State University, 1992
Area of emphasis: Landscape Horticulture
Since establishing Nature’s Green Nursery in 1994, Steve Stone
has developed a reputable and successful nursery and landscape business. Stone credits the firm's success to combining plant knowledge with professional service. He demands his employees be both smart and hardworking, "Attitude and work ethic mean everything combined with a knowledge of plant material and the ability to perform diagnostic analysis," says this horticultural entrepreneur.
Stone tackled his own education at The Ohio State University with high expectations. "I took every class the department offered and liked all the faculty and staff I worked with. I started with greenhouse and then plant identification, followed by entomology, plant pathology and lastly an emphasis in turfgrass management," explains Stone.
Stone prides himself in providing professional services to his clients in northwest Ohio and Indiana and his love for plants spans the industry. "My diverse focus of coursework at OSU demonstrates the multifaceted nature of the industry. I get asked to speak at meetings at rotary clubs and career fairs. My talks emphasize the amazing diversity of horticulture from plant propagation, to working in arboretums, doing gene splicing, landscape design or any of the scientific aspects of plant care."
"To be successful in this business you must combine a knowledge of plant material with the right attitude and a true work ethic," advises this successful business man.