Where Does Peat Moss Come From?

Peat moss comes from decayed and compacted sphagnum moss, which is grown in low-lying areas called bogs. Most of the peat moss used in the United States is imported from Canada.

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Lisa Caswell holds a license in cosmetology and has practiced in the field since 1980. With a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Quincy College, she also serves as a victims' advocate for those affected by domestic or sexual violence.