If Billy Styles has a little dirt under his fingernails, it means he's having a pretty good day.
Billy grew up in the dirt — literally — by helping on his family's 1500-acre family farm in the Appalachian Mountains. The work was long and hard for a five year old, but Billy never minded. He was exactly where he wanted to be, placing a single plant into the earth with one hand while sweeping the hole closed with other, as he crept through the fields on a platform behind the family's tractor.
Billy is passionate about dirt and all the things that grow in it. He now holds several professional certifications, among them turf grass professional, clean stream administrator and certified Master Gardner.
Billy is a highly regarded ambassador for growing everything better through mineralized organics. He's also a fifth generation farmer, horticultural researcher, organic product developer and the founder of People's Choice Organics.
Quite simply, Billy has a gift for growing, and he also has a passion for teaching and educating people on how to grow with Mother Nature in mind.His decades of field experience and research have given him a unique understanding and perspective of what it takes to successfully promote health and vitality in all species of plants.
The farm and America's landscapes have been Billy's laboratory and proving grounds for over 50 years. It is his personal mission and responsibility to take this lifetime of knowledge and to educate the growing public on sustainable techniques for growing healthier more vibrant plants.
In addition, Billy's knowledge and passion for growing has made him a sought after expert within the realm of organic products, their development and use. He is a renowned speaker and lecturer on the topic, as well as a radio and television personality and is regularly called upon for his unique perspective of what it takes to successfully promote health and vitality in all species of plants.
He is often featured as a keynote speaker at regional and national agricultural shows, gardening expos, home shows and garden clubs.
A few years ago, Billy was introduced to Mr. Peter Beals, the world-renowned, award-winning rosarian who has been responsible for growing and maintaining The Queen of England's rose garden for over 30 years. Billy and Mr. Beals became fast friends and the two spoke at length about Peter's unsuccessful search to find a truly organic rose care program that produced sustainable results. Billy accepted the challenge to create such a program.
Ultimately, Peter was so impressed with the quality and results of Billy's organic rose care formulation that for the first time in his career he agreed to personally endorse the product.
"The foundation of all plant health begins with the soil," says Styles. "As a farmer, I have experienced first hand the decline of the American landscape, as man began to manipulate the soils through chemical and artificial means. It's time to change that."
Now, growers of all skill levels can take advantage of Billy's knowledge, expertise and the revolutionary products available at People's Choice Organics, where the mission is to change the way America grows, through education, healthy soil, healthy plants, and healthy people.