About Us Plant and Garden

Why We Buy Local?

Because we not only grow plants, we also handpick fresh plant stock two to three times each week, This allows us to support small local growers. Rather than buying 50 cacti from one commercial grower, we enjoy the connection we have with small business owners.

In fact, several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms. As a result, continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

 

Since our community home is where we shop, where we eat, learn and have fun.  One-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Eustis, Florida. It’s what distinguishes from between being here at our facility, versus a big chain department store. Also, small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents. Therefore, let’s encourage more start-ups! Because local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.

Due to locally owned businesses being able to make more local purchases there is less transportation. As a result, this generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution. Furthermore, local businesses are owned by your friends and neighbors who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future – just like you. Much as, local businesses mean a stronger tax base and more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally- owned stores entering the community. Because this means better public services like schools, transportation, emergency response and more for you and your family.

Consequently, it also means a better use of community space. Big box stores can be highly attractive but… Wouldn’t it be better to have more local businesses that can make use of existing empty space in a heritage building downtown?

Come Check Them Out!

We Grow Crazy Plants To Care For Crazy Critters!

Crazy Critters Inc. is a Private Non-Profit, 501(c)3, Exotic Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. Our Wildlife Facility is located in Eustis, Florida. We provide permanent homes to over 200 animals including lizards, turtles, skinks, geckos, birds, and assorted wildlife. Crazy Critters Inc. was established to provide non-domestic, non-releasable animals with a safe and permanent home.

Mostly Tortoises and Turtles call Crazy Critters Inc. home. What makes us unique is that after adoption, Crazy Critters Inc. continues to share the lives of the pets on social media. Providing an additional continued connection. When an animal finds its way to Crazy Critters, it has found a forever home.

We Adopt ~ Breed ~ Rescue ~ Transport  ~ Rehabilitate

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