Stewardship of natural resources is a top priority for McCorkle Nurseries. The majority of water used for irrigation is reclaimed run-off from production areas from 17 ponds around the farm.
When C.S. and Avice McCorkle started McCorkle Nurseries in 1942, they offered a one-stop retail, landscape and growing operation to the developing community around Augusta, Georgia.
In 1977, the next generation of the McCorkle family focused the enterprise toward its current configuration. C.S. and Avice's sons, Don and Jack McCorkle, sold the retail operation and turned their attention to expanding the 5-acre landscape and growing operation.
In 1997, Don's son, Skeetter, assumed the position of CEO, while Jack's son, Chris, was named Vice President of Operations of the Luckey's Bridge and Neals Mill Farms. Skeetter's sister, Beverly, is also an active participant on the McCorkle team.