Business NewsCommunity NewsGarden DirtIn the Dirt by Ray Greenstreet


Lothian, MD – Greenstreet GreenWalls, a division of Greenstreet Growers, announced the latest addition to its GreenWall team – Melissa Hurtt joins the team as the new Business Development Manager.

“We are thrilled to welcome Melissa to the Greenstreet team during this exciting period of growth,” says Ray Greenstreet, owner of Greenstreet Growers. “Melissa’s sales experience and passion for health and plants fits perfectly with our goals for the future expansion of GreenWalls.”

Melissa has a BA in Communications/Public Relations from Rutgers University and has more than 20 years sales and sales management experience.   “I am looking forward to being involved in the green industry and helping to improve living and working environments by improving air quality and creating beautiful living and working spaces.   The world is going green, and I’m excited to be at the starting line,” states Hurtt.

Greenstreet Greemwalls installed the country’s second largest living wall in the Towers building in Arlington, Virginia. (Courtesy photo)

The Greenstreet GreenWalls use AgroSci’s U.S. patented Aerogation™ system, which magnifies the natural cleaning power of plants 200 times. Aerogation™ works by drawing air into the plants’ roots where a natural process called phytoremediation turns volatile organic compounds and other impurities into fresh oxygen. Ray Greenstreet, owner of Greenstreet GreenWalls said “A living wall brings nature inside for a cleaner, healthier and more welcoming space.  Green walls are the green way to purify indoor air. Sick building syndrome is a real thing, and we have a full team ready to consult, design, install and maintain our greenwalls.”

Recent additions to the Greenstreet GreenWalls projects include Gunther & Co. restaurant in Baltimore’s Brewers Hill neighborhood, 1000 Wilson Blvd, Quarry Springs Condominiums in Potomac, MD, and the Perkins Eastman D.C. offices at Thomas Circle.

Ray Greenstreet served as President of the Maryland Agriculture Council in 2014, and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  In September 2015, he was appointed to the Maryland Agricultural Commission for a term of three years by the Governor and was reappointed for a second 3-year term in 2018.  Greenstreet Growers has been at the forefront of agriculture in Southern Anne Arundel County since 2000, growing bedding annuals and perennials in commercial greenhouses for both retail and wholesale customers.

For more information on Greenstreet GreenWalls, visit

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

Related Articles

Back to top button