Robert C. Boyce, founder of Natural Environments and Lake Zurich Florist, has been passionate about the "Green Industry" since he was a child. In the early 1980s, Boyce helped pioneer the art and science of native landscaping, becoming an expert at prairie, wetland, and woodland restoration, installation, and maintenance.
Since 2010, the Environmental Science Department at Highland Park High School has partnered with the Organic Teaching Garden to provide students with the opportunity to experience real sustainable agricultural solutions outside of the classroom. Today, the Organic Teach Garden has taught over one thousand students the art of SPIN (small plot-intensive) farming at home. At the garden, he shows how an edible garden landscape can be more beneficial than ornamental.