Premier Horticulture Athabasca harvests peat moss in the Athabasca area from 4 different peat bogs. The members at this location grow, harvest, mix and package the peat moss that is used in our gardens, greenhouses and fields. The peat is dried and then shipped to their packaging facility in Olds, AB, which is also under contract with the UFCW.
At Olds plant, our members mix the peat with other organic products to produce the various types of nutrients for the soil that grows the plants in our backyard gardens and food production facilities across north America. This is an outdoor operation that is also seasonal work for most of the employees.