Environmental Effects

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It is our ultimate goal to grow and preserve this land, always with respect and honor of the environment, and the wild magic it contains, at our forefront.  This is how:

SHIPPING

Shipping creates a lot of waste. Bubble wrap, styrofoam, plastic. It hurts our hearts to think about. We don’t want our focus on the environment to end once our items are packed up for shipping. This is why we reuse as much of our shipping supplies as possible. We use shipping supplies that are made from recycled materials, and that are 100% recyclable or compostable themselves. All of our shipping envelopes are Forest Stewardship Council certified. Our packing peanuts are reused and compostable. Other packing material has been reused and/or is 100% recyclable. Your order is then delivered by bicycle or foot to the Post Office for delivery. Thanks for doing your part for the environment by reusing/recycling/composting after receiving your order.

SOAPS + APOTHECARY

Many personal care products are packaged in petrochemical plastic. Our cold process soaps and apothecary items employ zero plastic in their packaging. Our soaps are packaged with recyclable, compostable, unbleached paper, and printed in-house, thus further reducing the carbon footprint of our packaging. Our apothecary items are housed in reusable and recyclable containers.

Did you know it takes five times the amount of energy to produce liquid soap as it does bar soap? Handmade bar soaps require even less energy. Switching from liquid soap to handmade bar soap reduces the amount of plastics in the environment, not to mention reducing the amount of chemicals in the environment. With minimal, 100% recyclable/compostable packaging, our cold process soaps are a great zero waste solution for those of us striving to reduce our footprint.

Some personal care products even contain plastics and petrochemicals as part of their ingredients. These plastics and petrochemicals are known to pollute our waterways. While Congress has passed a law banning the manufacturing of these products, it is not yet illegal to sell those that are already on the market. The ingredients in our products are 100% natural and bio-degradable. Exfoliation comes from plants, not from plastic.

SEEDS

We work our land by hand without petroleum intensive machinery, thereby reducing our farm’s carbon footprint. We never use pesticides, herbicides, or other chemicals. We compost all of our farm waste and use it on our beds. Our seeds are planted, tended, harvested, and processed by hand. Then they are packaged (also by hand!) into 100% recyclable/compostable envelopes that are printed in-house. You can read more in depth information about our seeds + farm HERE.

Jen O'Connor