About Organically Green

If you are concerned with preserving the environment and providing your family with a chemical-free and healthy yard to enjoy, Organically Green Horticultural Services is the solution.

We are owner-operated and educated through SUNY Farmingdale as well as attend regular Cornell Cooperative Extension classes and seminars. Participating in continuing education enables us to remain up-to-date with cutting-edge technology and information relevant to plants, soils, organic, insects, and diseases. We are licensed by the Department of Environmental Conservation of New York State (DEC) and are also certified and abide by the organic methods recommended by the North-East Organic Farming Association (NOFA). Most of our staff are also International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists and NYSNLA Certified Nursery and Landscape Professionals.

We are also members in good standing of various organizations such as Professional Certified Applicators of Long Island, Grass Roots, and the Neighborhood Network.

Our knowledge and experience in horticulture, combined with our passion for the environment ensure a job well done. As an Organically Green client, you will receive the highest level of professional service, punctuality, and attention to detail. We guarantee it.

Meet the Team

Diana Aronica

Diana is the owner and President of Organically Green Horticultural Services. She attended New York University receiving an Associate's degree, and then went on to develop a successful career in the marketing industry. She has a great deal of experience being on the ground floor of other start-up companies; she utilized that knowledge along with her family's expertise in the horticulture industry to help start and grow the company into what it is today.

She currently manages the office, overseeing all aspects of employees in terms of salaries, employee documents, verifications and hours. She manages all daily and ongoing office needs such as financials, accounting, payroll, insurance, marketing and overall decision making for the company and its employees.

Steve Cea

Steve Cea was taught from an early age about organic gardening from his grandfather. Throughout his life he has continued to build on this knowledge and in 2006 after many years of working in business as a supervisor, decided to change his focus and helped to open Organically Green.

Aside from being the Vice President and helping with the overall running of the company, he also manages the eastern PHC route. He is the go-to person for all things mechanical and logistical.

For the last fifteen years he has also been a volunteer interior firefighter (certified in first aid and CPR) and assists the EMT's by driving the ambulance for his hometown. He is a certified commercial pesticide applicator in category 3A (Ornamentals, Shade Trees & Turf).

John Aronica

John has 36 years of experience in horticulture. His love for the industry began at a very young age, in which his artful pruning abilities were taught to him by his late brother, Joseph. He is an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certified arborist, a commercially certified applicator in the Ornamental Plants & Turf category and holds the CNLP (Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional) certification. He is also a certified organic landcare manager through NOFA(Northeast Organic Farming Association). John is the lead certified arborist for Organically Green who oversees production on all of our properties from Montauk to Manhattan and has served as project manager on several Manhattan projects. He is an expert in plant health care and pruning for both mature trees and ornamental specimens and has a passion for large specimen tree transplanting.

Nick Galletta

Nick has been in the landscape industry since he was 15 years old and has grown up knowing the value of hard work. Staying close to the landscaping field through college he decided to make his first love and passion, horticulture, his career. Since making this decision he has become an ISA(International Society of Arboriculture) certified arborist, a CNLP (Certified Nursery Landscape Professional), and a certified commercial pesticide applicator in category 3A (Ornamentals, Shade Trees & Turf).

He began his career in the trenches and appreciates what it takes to complete the job at hand. The willingness to further educate himself and be involved in projects from start to finish makes him a prime example of what Organically Green demands from their team. His strong work ethic and insistence of completing jobs thoroughly with an attention to detail makes Nick a great addition to our team.

Melissa Carvalho

Melissa gained her love of plants from her mother, who from an early age taught her all aspects of gardening. She never imagined she would be lucky enough to spend her life working with plants AND work with such great people! Fifteen years ago, she decided to change careers and pursue her love of plants. She attended Farmingdale State College and holds a degree in Ornamental Horticulture.

She currently manages the western route for the Plant Healthcare Division, and is an ISA(International Society of Arboriculture) certified arborist, a certified commercial pesticide applicator in category 3A (Ornamentals, Shade Trees & Turf) and a CNLP (Certified Nursery Landscape Professional).

John Clemente

John attended college at SUNY Farmingdale and graduated with his Bachelor's degree in horticulture in 2012. His love for horticulture started at the age of 13 when he got his first job working for a local retail greenhouse grower.

John currently manages the eastern route for the Plant Healthcare Division and is an ISA(International Society of Arboriculture) certified arborist, a certified commercial pesticide applicator in category 3A (Ornamentals, Shade Trees & Turf) and a CNLP (Certified Nursery Landscape Professional).

Gina Pannone

Gina joined Organically Green in March of 2016 as the Office Manager.

Over the last 20 years she worked with her family's successful small business garnering experience in customer service as well as other business skills. She also obtained a Bachelor's degree in Education, with a minor in Human Relations. Since working for Organically Green she is quickly developing knowledge and a love for plants and flowers.

Johnmark Quigley

Johnmark Quigley, has worked for Organically Green since 2013, with his eagerness to improve himself, gain as much knowledge as possible, and to master any task set before him, has made him a valuable asset to the company.

He is proud to be a part of team that exemplifies professionalism and maintains high standards and has a bright future at Organically Green.

Eric Mauhs

Eric has been working in the landscape division here at Organically Green since 2015 but has worked with trees on his family's tree farm since he was a child. Over the years he has developed an aptitude for finding/ identifying insects and the damage they cause.

He is an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certified arborist and is pursuing his certification as a pesticide applicator in category 3A (Ornamentals, Shade Trees & Turf).

Mike McInerny

Mike comes to Organically Green with over 20 years of horticulture experience. His love of nature was fostered early by his father, who started teaching him pruning techniques at the age of eight. For the last 18 years, he has worked at the Woodbourne Arboretum increasing his knowledge of plant healthcare, transplanting, and pruning. He is a skilled machine operator, certified pesticide applicator in category 3A (Ornamentals, Shade Trees & Turf), and is currently studying for his ISA arborist certification.

Matthew Lennon

Matty’s love for plants germinated as a child and he credits his mother and grandmother with planting the seeds. They taught him all he knows about plants/gardening and in 2016 that love and knowledge lead him to Organically Green for a summer job. He has continued to expand his knowledge over the last six years and has recently transitioned to full-time at OG. He is currently studying to become a certified commercial pesticide applicator in category 3A (Ornamentals, Shade Trees & Turf).

Ricky D’Elia

As a young teenager Ricky began his own lawn maintenance company, mowing lawns and performing yard work for his neighbors and clients around town. He gained valuable experience and brought this knowledge to the Organically Green team along with his determination and a desire to learn. Ricky is certified commercial pesticide technician in category 3A (Ornamentals, Shade Trees & Turf).

Giuseppe Romano

Giuseppe has over 20 plus years of landscaping and horticulture experience. Growing up in a family owned and operated landscaping company, he learned the value of hard work, responsibility, and most importantly, customer service, from a very early age. He prides himself in bringing a valuable work ethic and camaraderie that exemplifies success. He established himself with Organically Green in 2021, with a desire to expand his knowledge and help grow the plant healthcare division. He is currently studying to become a certified commercial pesticide applicator in category 3A (Ornamentals, Shade Trees & Tur