40 Under 40, Class of 2017

Mark Highland


Organic Mechanics Soil Co.

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  • Received the Louise Roselle Fellowship while working on his Master of Science degree and educating people on the benefits of organic gardening through hundreds of lectures and workshops.
  • Founded Organic Mechanics Soil Co. in 2006 with “a philosophy that embraces environmental sustainability, first and foremost.”


Inspirational Read: His favorite book is “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan. “Its documentation of food sustainability is sobering yet inspiring.”

Fun Facts

One for the Gipper: Mark’s great grandfather was good friends with legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne. “They came over on the boat from Norway together.”

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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