Botanical Companions (B.C) is Based out of Mancos, CO, providing Premium plant products and services to our local and extended communities since 2017!

Live is the freshest source!

direct from life-source to plate

We grow on certified organic media, using only organic practices.


We Grow in & offer reusable food-grade trays within our local Full-size CSA and wholesale markets.


We provide our Market products in earth-friendly locally-sourced biodegradable, compostable containers.


Inspire daily use of living plant's unparalleled vitality and beauty, a gift since the beginning.

liken thyself unto a sunflower
— Owner/Grower, Heather Rietz

the Founder of Botanical Companions had an unimaginable sun-shiny sustained energy experience~


She often described feeling like a sunflower when working at an organic farm, bringing fresh-cut produce home for preparation each day. 

Founder's Background

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Heather's Background:

Heather's roots began with her Grandmother Ellen's example of a whole & living food lifestyle.  Grandma helped many in her community while also sustained a hospital-free long-lived life.  

Having an innate passion for nature and wellness, Heather completed a Bachelor's in Science in Biology and Chemistry in 2008 at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.  She volunteered, worked, and operated an organic farm.  She worked as a plant biologist with National Park Service and Private Environmental Consulting Firms specializing in local native and non-native plants.  Additionally, she worked in laboratory settings performing soil, water and plant quality analysis. 

Personal experience with live foods and grandmother's inspiration grew into the desire to serve the community with living beneficial plant products, thus the creation of Botanical Companions.