Flora-Flow LLC is a Trenton New Jersey based manufacturer of plastic mulch and drip irrigation systems for home and small farm use. Our production line occupies a small piece of the historic Home Rubber Company plant:
Our products are unlike other plastic mulches and/or drip irrigation systems.
- Easy hand installation
- Two technologies in one unit (drip and mulch)
- Minimize parts, tools, and effort required to grow
- Easy planting via perforated planting holes
- Built-in planting layout thanks to organize planting grid
We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our products.
Several years ago--largely inspired by Michael Pollen's Omnivore's Dilemma I restored a one acre plot of land farmed from colonial times to about 1950 and I planted a large market garden. I ordered a retail display of Fedco Seeds Company's most popular garden vegetables and planted about 50 varieties of vegetables and a few flowers. It was too much work, and not much help was available for hire--such is the plight of the small farm or large garden. After trying most every small-scale labor efficiency I found in catalogs and books, I had the idea to create what became Flora-Flow mats.
This idea of combining plastic mulch with irrigation dawned on many others long before it hit our team at Flora-Flow. And we would say our only contribution is to have come at the idea from a small garden perspective. Commercial growers have used plastic mulch and drip irrigation for years, buying these products in three to ten thousand foot rolls and laying them down with $50,000 tractors.
Our story is the idea that these great growing techniques could be vastly improved for small growers and gardeners. We have tried to add everything to this product to make hand installation and growing with it a real pleasure. We do the work in the factory, so you don’t need to do it in the field. If you have any other inventive ideas that we might include in the Flora-Flow products, let us know. We really appreciate your interest in Flora-Flow products! Feel free to contact me directly at any time with questions.
Sam Finney, Founder.
|Sam Finney, Founder|
Sam founded Flora Flow with other partners in 2012, and assumed full control in October 2014. With more than 20 years experience working as a market gardener, electronics designer, software developer, inventor, construction manager, heavy construction contractor, and geologist, he handles new product development, operations and technology for Flora-Flow. Sam is currently involved in the startup Crickettrailer.com and an active member of NextFabStudio.com in Philadelphia and former principal of Fastlane Construction Software Inc.
Sam has a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School. His personal gardening mantra is to grow more with less effort. Potatoes are a favorite because you can grow a lot, they are fun to harvest and they keep a long time. When he’s not building something, you’ll find Sam riding his bike near northwestern Philadelphia.