Founded in 2004 by Hank and Su Kraus, Moosa Creek Nursery is the result of a passion for California native plants and a desire to work from home with our family and friends. We are thankful for the progress we have made but usually we just worry about how much we still have to do.
Hank's career has been spent running technical business and still only works part-time in the nursery. Su got active in the nursery in 2007 and has really been the driving factor in our success. Before that she was a 15 year stay at home mom and before that traveled all over the world marketing medical and cleanroom products. Su developed her appreciation for California native plants from her mother who is an accomplished award winning gardener in Southern England
Others have also left their imprint on the nursery. Angel Aguirre was our first employee and really established much of the propagation technique we still use today. Ed Schwind was also instrumental in increasing our product offering and marketing our product to Farmers Markets, something he still does.
The history of this place is richer than what can be expressed by numbers, but numbers also have a story to tell:
Number of Employees
Number of Species Grown
Irrigated Growing Area Added (Square feet)
3,800 green house
8,000 shade and 8,000 of open
9,000 5 gallon open
12,000 shade, 8,000 large container open
20,000 open and large container
The next couple of years we hope to grow modestly, thanks to a growing interest in California native plants. Our revenue projections for 2010 are just short of $300,000 and we should end the year with around 6 employees. In 2015 we outgrew our original growing grounds and moved to new facility. Fast forward to 2019 and we have enjoyed continued growth, with sales reaching over $900,000 and a dedicated team of 10 employees.