Indian Springs is a leader in environmental stewardship.
We are Committed to Sustainability
In 2016 we installed a 48 kW photovoltaic solar array, which was sized to offset 100% of our electricity usage. The sun powers our golf course irrigation system, as well as our clubhouse electricity: air conditioning, lighting, and refrigeration. If we do have to purchase electricity to fill the gaps, we choose 100% renewable.
Ecofriendly Greenskeeping Products:
Whenever possible, we use fertilizers made from natural materials like sea kelp, oyster shells, and compost. We take care to keep our soil at healthy pH and moisture levels, so they don’t require as many product applications. Our pond algae is managed not by adding toxic chemicals to the water, but by triploid grass carp, who busily munch away the offending plant material.
At Indian Springs, we make sure nothing enters the waste stream unless absolutely necessary. Therefore we recycle bottles, cans, and paper. We compost food scraps from the kitchen. We compost all grass clippings and leaf material, so it can return to the soil.
Biodegradable Products in Our Cafe and Bar:
In our clubhouse, we have discontinued use of plastic straws and plastic to-go cups and containers. Instead, we use biodegradable products.
Animal & Pollinator Friendly:
We are working to create a safe and nurturing environment for native insects, birds, and other creatures. We’re making an effort to leave designated sections of long grass and encourage the growth of wildflowers. In addition to natural areas, our 10 perennial flower beds keep pollinators busy. Throughout the past decade, we’ve planted native trees like oak, hickory, sycamore, balsam fir, red cedar, redbud, elderberry, maple, tulip, American chestnut (experimental) beech, linden, dogwood, and elm (fingers crossed). We are fastidiously removing invasive plants from our woodlands. These invasives threaten to outcompete the natives for precious space. Eliminating them feels like a never-ending battle, but we can see that we are making a positive impact with all our efforts. Email Jen at Jen@IndianSprings-Golf.com if you are interested in helping, or have any questions!