Reasons to Use Archipelago Bat Guano
ABG is a Socially and Environmentally Responsible Company
was founded in 2001 by two geologists, a geological engineer and a
horticulturist. One of the geologists is an Indonesian native and
he thought that we could form an interesting business with the phosphate
deposits that he knew of. We did a little research and decided that
yeah, this looks like a very interesting product. We then began to
structure a company. One of the major issues at that stage that we
all agreed on was that we would give back to the community where the
guano is collected. Funding higher education was one of the things
that we wanted to do most.
We would like to report that we have done great
things, but so far, our sales have been minimal, and thus our
contributions have been as well. But in 2006, we started doing more
research again and concluded that gardeners really are ready for ABG
phosphate, they just do not know it yet. We are now on a mission to
provide you with essential information, let you make an informed
decision, and then, within reason, provide you with what you want.
If our business mission succeeds, mechanisms are in place to assure that
our mission to give back to the local community will succeed as
It’s funny that when we set up the company in 2001, we did not know about
the now-popular concept of “social responsibility.” We just knew that it was the right thing
to do. We did not discover that this was a popular concept that could
be important to customers until we did our marketing research in 2006. We are glad to know that many of you care
about doing the right thing as well.
As our company grows, we will keep you informed of our progress on
As for the environment, the guano is found in collapsed caves so there
are no bats or other cave creatures present. The only processing
that occurs is that the guano is ground up to a uniform size. Thus,
there are no harmful processing byproducts. The environmental
effects of our operations are therefore minimal.
Lastly, it takes thousands of years to fossilize guano, so whatever there
is here today is all that we will ever see. According to the USDA,
all of the fossilized seabird guano supplies are already exhausted.
There are however some large reserves of
fossilized bat guano left. Let’s not waste this precious
resource. Use it wisely.