All tagged Land Conservation

BBB Seeds - Heirloom Vegetable and Wildflower Seeds

Beauty Beyond Belief Seeds is a small family-owned company based in Colorado that specializes in the distribution of wildflower seeds, heirloom vegetable seeds, and native grasses, in small and bulk quantities. You can ask their experts about site preparation, seeding rates, selection of the proper species, and maintenance of grass and wildflower plots. BBB only purchases seed that has a noxious weed content of zero and they carefully follow the ever-expanding list of noxious and invasive species lists to ensure that they don’t knowingly distribute varieties to areas where they might be considered invasive. BBB Seeds sells their seeds online and you can select the best varieties or mixes for your region. In addition, they produce a variety natural handcrafted soaps, gift baskets, and greeting cards.

Frey Vineyards - Organic Wine

For over 30 years, Frey Vineyards has been crafting wine without added sulfites, a synthetic preservative added to most wines (even organic wines) that can cause adverse allergic reactions in some people. Frey's organic and biodynamic farming methods encourage care for the soil, groundwater, and wildlife, promoting rich biodiversity in the vineyard. Ninety percent of their land is held as unspoiled natural habitat with a diverse mix of native plants and animals. As stewards of the land, Frey emphasizes producing organic and biodynamic wine of the highest quality while caring for the planet. Frey uses a solar array to power their equipment and building, and a solar water heating system is in the works. They use recycled office and label paper and engage in tree planting and forest protection in the surrounding area. Frey is located in the Russian River Valley of Northern California and they offer online sales.

Planeta Verde - Planting Trees for Carbon Offset

Planeta Verde is a group of tropical tree planters working at neutralizing CO2 emissions. With the help of donations, their business plants and maintains tropical trees in association with land owners and plantations dedicated to reforestation in the Orinoco River basin of Colombia. Planeta Verde uses biology and established scientific facts to create real carbon offsets. Planting tropical trees directly reverses climate change and global warming. The average tropical tree sequesters 50 lbs or 22.6 kg of carbon per year, with more than 50% of its woody biomass made of carbon. While other trees sequester carbon, none are as efficient as tropical hardwoods. The average North American car produces some 12,100 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year, and Planeta Verde provides you with a way to offset some or all of your carbon footprint. You can fund the planting of 250 tropical trees for $399 and your car will be carbon neutral for 10 years. Planeta Verde also offers a variety of tree planting gifts to share with others.

Manapearl - Sustainable Tahitian Pearls

Manapearl is producing Tahitian pearls in the atoll of Rangiroa. Their farm is a leader in sustainability for the local ecosystem of the lagoon of Rangiroa. Pearls require a pristine environment. Manapearl collaborates with all the atoll stakeholders to best manage the resources of the lagoon. All their pearls come from these farms. They do not process them with any chemical treatment. All of Manapearl's jewelry is produced in Tahiti where they hire only local Islanders to work on the farms, providing opportunities for many families to stay in their Islands.

City Farmer

City Farmer teaches people how to grow food in the city, compost their waste and take care of their home landscape in an environmentally responsible way. Their website offers a collection of stories about the work at City Farmer in Vancouver, Canada, and about urban farmers from around the world.

Sustainable Harvest International

Sustainable Harvest International is providing farming families in Central America with the training and tools to overcome poverty while restoring our planet's tropical forests. Sustainable Harvest International's local field trainers work with families, individuals, and communities for an average of five years, educating individuals and providing them with the training and tools necessary to become community leaders in sustainability. 

Plant a Tree India

Plant a tree India is a visionary project of the Innovative Foundation for India that provides assistance and support to individuals, companies, and organizations wanting to assist in conservation. You can adopt a small plant, and after that on your behalf, they will nurture and take care of it until it grows into a full-fledged tree, helping to secure a better future for all.

Crown Bees

Crown Bees helps gardeners grow more food by making it easy to support native solitary bees. They offer simple ready-to-use bee homes complete with bee cocoons that are ready to hatch. They make it very easy to establish a new home for gentle mason and leafcutter bees, which are great pollinators and much easier to support than honey bees. Crown Bees is dedicated to spreading the word and advocating for the protection of bees. They want to spread the important message that we must protect our bees in order to sustain the food supply and a healthy environment. Crown Bees collaborates with gardeners, communities, farmers, and growers to spread awareness and stop the sale of destructive chemicals, like neonicotinoids, used on plants and seeds.