June 23, 2008 10:29 ET

Forterra Environmental Signs Distribution Agreement for Worm-Casting Products

- Contract is first of many marketing and sales distribution agreement Forterra expects to sign in coming weeks - New distributor's trials with selected customers produces superior results compared with other soil-enrichment treatments

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Forterra Environmental Corp. (TSX VENTURE:FTE), an emerging leader in the production and sale of premium organic soil-enrichment products based on worm castings, today announced that it has signed a contract for the sale and distribution of its solid and liquid products by Sunshine Ground Care, Barrie, Ontario, a franchisee of Sunshine Landscaping Inc.

"This is the first of many marketing and sales distribution agreements with landscape and turf companies that we expect to sign in coming weeks, including with other franchisees of Sunshine Landscaping," said Richard Denyes, President and Chief Operating Officer.

"Our discussions with Sunshine Ground Care indicate that this first contract should generate about $50,000 in sales of Forterra's worm castings products during the remainder of the 2008 season and should be triple that in 2009 when they can offer their customers a whole season of our worm castings and tea applications," he continued.

"We have been testing the solid Forterra Worm Castings and liquid Forterra Worm Tea Castings Tea products with selected customers during the past six weeks," said Justin Scott, President of Sunshine Ground Care. "The results have been so good that they are almost unbelievable.

"One customer, with whom we have worked for five years to make their turf look good," he continued "found that no previous soil-enrichment treatments worked nearly as well as Forterra's products. These products are going to prove tremendously popular both because they are cost-effective, 'green' organic solutions and because they produce clearly superior results. We are excited about this distribution agreement with Forterra and we will be approaching all of our clients in the next weeks to make sure that they are acquainted with the benefits that these worm castings-based products offer to them."

Scientific studies have confirmed that worm castings contain beneficial soil microorganisms. The tea must be used within three days of production for maximum effectiveness. Benefits and uses of worm castings tea include:

- yield increases, resistance to diseases and insect pests, improved drought tolerance, and enhanced crop quality;

- for setting blossoms, blooms or development of fruit and vegetables;

- quick recovery from lack of moisture, damage from wind, and poor foliage color;

- enrichment of soil structure (when used as a drench) and increased nutrient source when roots cannot provide enough nutrients for maximum yields;

- better use of water and soil to deliver needed nutrients and nourishment to plants throughout their life cycle;

- absolutely no toxins, pesticides or synthetic chemicals to harm plants or contaminate the water supply or environment in any way;

- safe around children, animals, and homes; and

- virtually odorless.

The success that Forterra now is achieving with its breeding program for the red wiggler worms that produce the worm castings for its products provides the company with the ability to increase its production levels virtually exponentially. Forterra believes that it now is positioned as leader in the rapidly growing market for organic soil enhancement products.

About Forterra Environmental Corp.

Forterra manufactures and markets powerful and environmentally friendly soil enhancers, using worm castings, which boost fertility while restoring the soil with organic matter for sustainable, longer-term benefits, including stronger root growth, and drought and pest resistance. Forterra products contain only organic material. They are ideal for golf courses, sports fields, lawn care, parks, nurseries, orchards, and vineyards. Forterra produces commercial quantities of premium worm castings year round at its Toronto plant. Essentially, Forterra uses red wriggler worms to convert organic waste into vermicompost or worm castings. Worm castings contain micronutrients, which are required for healthy plant development. Worm castings also contain microbes, which increase the rate at which plants take up available macronutrients and micronutrients. Further information is available on the company's website at

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