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Back to Nature Home & Garden Presentation

Back to Nature, LLC - Design, Construction, Maintenance, Ecological Restoration, Nursery, and Retail Center
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Carla Short

on 13 May 2010

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Transcript of Back to Nature Home & Garden Presentation

MARKET
OPPORTUNITY HISTORY 1994 Back to Nature was founded to provide environmentally
-friendly landscape design and architecture
and construction services.

1995 Anthony worked with New Jersey Garden Clubs and local Churches to build
a reputation for beautiful environmentally-friendly landscape architecture. 1997 2000 2005 Back to Nature moved to Bernards Township Back to Nature participated in
Mansion in May at the Vail Mansion Back to Nature designed a beautiful display for Governor
Thomas Kean Mansion. Back to Nature moved to
Tewksbury Township, New Jersey 1999 Back to Nature added two new divisions - Snow Removal and Maintenance 2002 2010 2007 2008 New Jersey Chapter Award
American Society of Landscape Architects
Awarded to Back to Nature for the Wynne Residence
Green Development Award
Hunterdon County Planning Board
Awarded to Back to Nature for Fern Valley

2006 Certificate of Acknowledgment
Garden Club of America Zone IV Morristown
Awarded to Back to Nature
Landscape Design Honor Award
The Perennial Plant Association
Awarded to Back to Nature for the Wynne Residence


Landscape Design Honor Award
The Perennial Plant Association
Awarded to Back to Nature for the Cotroneo Residence


Landscape Design Honor Award
The Perennial Plant Association
Awarded to Back to Nature for the Willow School New Jersey Chapter Honor Award
American Society of Landscape Architects
Awarded to Back to Nature for the Willow School

New Jersey Chapter Merit Award
American Society of Landscape Architects
Awarded to Back to Nature for the Cotroneo Residence Back to Nature participated in Mansion in May at Fawn Hill Farm in Morristown, New Jersey Publications Back to Nature has been featured in many publications for award-winning work. Back to Nature added a development division to the company SUMMARY Birds-Eye View of 3055 Valley Road, Basking Ridge, NJ VISION Private and Public Cooking Classes & Events for Adults, Teens and Children Beautiful Garden Displays and Childrens Gardens Plants, Trees,Ornamental Outdoor Art, Furniture, Containers, Gifts, Composting, and Garden Assessories Peaceful Garden Niches Educational Garden Classes for Adults, Teens, and Children Anthony Sblendorio
NJ Certified Landscape Architect
LEED AP

CEO & Founder Back to Nature
CEO & Co-Founder Ecological Maria Sblendorio

Co-Owner of Back to Nature MANAGEMENT Back to Nature Home & Garden BEFORE Back to Nature Home & Garden AFTER Back to Nature Home & Garden BEFORE Back to Nature Home & Garden AFTER Eco Art and Local Artist Displays and Events Location Map and surrounding towns Population of 26,848

Median income of $128,475 vs. National average median income is $50,233

Median home value is $685,300

Median age is 40 years

Apex of 3 wealthy counties in the United States.

36 miles from New York City

Two major rail stations with direct access to midtown New York City.

Park & Ride

Home to Ridge Public High School, ranked the 3rdbest high school in NJ and in the top 200 in the US. Demographics Traffic in front of 3055 Valley Road Other Home & Garden Retail Centers in the area VS. Back to Nature Home and Garden Marketing Strategy Garden Clubs, Churches, Schools,
Municipalities, and Non-Profits Branding package to include websites, email blasts,business cards, letterhead, brochures, mailers Events - Private and Public Weekly newsletters, sales, discount programs, coupons Garden displays and street frontage Working with new and current clients of Back to Nature to spread the word about the center Use of Proceeds Growth Strategy We are seeking $500-600,000 equity investment. Proceeds will be used to:

- Develop a nursery and merchandise stock;
- Build a retail/office center;
- Develop and execute a marketing plan;
- Buy and maintain equipment;
- General working capital. Our growth strategy is segmented into three phases:
- Phase 1: Focus on the Basking Ridge area to become an important community resource by providing high-end yet affordable merchandise and nursery plant stock, creation of garden displays, and personalized service.

- Phase 2: Schedule private and public events, book artists and chefs, hold educational classes for both children and adults, work with local garden clubs and strengthen our presence within the community.

- Phase 3: Expand our proven methods and expertise into new markets. The goal of Back to Nature Home and Garden is to become a community resource for education, garden inspiration, public events, and green lifestyles. We will provide high-end affordable plants, specimen trees, flowers, garden accessories and related seasonal products that will appeal to local clients.Back to Nature Home and Garden is the outgrowth of the experience and success of Back to Nature Landscape Associates, Inc that began in 1994 as a luxury landscape design/build firm. Back to Nature will continue to operate independently.
2009 Back to Nature's development division formed a new company called Ecological, LLC with Anthony Sblendorio, Gov.George E. Pataki, and Joe Grano Jr. Back to Nature announced the Home & Garden Center opening in 2011 Christopher Stout

Back to Nature Home & Garden Partner
Maintenance Supervisor Back to Nature Eric Sutter

Back to Nature Home & Garden Partner
Construction Supervisor Back to Nature Back to Nature Home & Garden will offer high-end affordable merchandise and personalized services that will set it apart from local competition New Jersey Chapter Award
American Society of Landscape Architects
Awarded to Back to Nature for the Willow School Citation for receipt of the Hunterdon County Planning Board Green Development Award
New Jersey State Senate
Awarded to Back to Nature for Fern Valley Special Recognition Award for Sustainable Design
Urban Land Institute Northern New Jersey Chapter
Awarded to Back to Nature for the Willow School
Back to Nature added two new divisions - Ecological Restoration and Commercial Services Anthony participated in the Somerset Hills Flower & Patio Show

He won the prestigious Governor's Trophy for his designs
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