WHERE ARE WE FROM
According to Yale and Columbia universities’ research Latvia is the Second Greenest Country in the world. Rivers, forests, lakes and clean air - all this gives us a priceless environment, what in turn has given us biologicaly clean peat and sapropel, full of vitamines, amino and humic acids and nutritional value.
WHAT DO WE DO?
HOTIMED is a premier producer of high-quality and inovative peat products for professionals around the world. We strive to develope new and inovative peat products including natural peat moss, professional peat substrates, soil conditioners and liquid growth enhanchers. Enriching these products with our unique, organic lake mud additive gives outstanding results and boosts our products to another level
Peatlands and organic lakes are a valuable archive of past. The archive preserved within the peat, including plant and insect remains are studied to reveal aspects of past changes in climate, environment and vegetation. They are significant with archaeological finds, giving clues to human activity over thousands of years. During years of study, we have proven efficiency of our unique ingredient – organic lake mud that we obtain from protected area in Latvia.
WHAT WE CARE FOR?
Responsible Peatland Management
We use of our peatlands in a way that maintains their biodiversity, productivity, regeneration capacity and vitality, and that does not cause damage to other ecosystems. Our harvest practices, restoration, rehabilitation and where needed reclamation activities are carried out with highest standards. Peatlands add to our quality of life. Our peatland areas form some of our most iconic, wild and cherished landscapes. The woods are popular places to visit and use for recreation, particularly mashroom picking, hill-walking and deer-stalking. Outdoor recreation is important to the rural economy.
Environmentally sustainable and innovative horticulture
We initiate reclamation procedures as soon as practical after harvesting stops. We leave a buffer zone of original vegetation when bogs are cleared for harvesting. In order to facilitate plant re-growth, we leave a layer of peat beneath the harvest level when work ceases.