Be a Leader in the
The Right to Know March is Looking For All
Levels of Sponsors and Volunteers
This October, industry leaders, consumers and a
wide range of other activist groups are joining together to demand that genetically modified (GM)
foods are labeled! The 16-day Right to Know March
will begin at the Green Festival in New York on October 1st and will culminate on October 16th with a
rally in front of the White House in Washington
D.C. Spearheaded by the International Federation
of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), The
Non-GMO Project, The Sustainable Roadshow, Dr.
Bronner’s and Rapunzel, with lead sponsors that include United Natural Foods Inc., Organic Valley,
Nature’s Path and Stonyfield Farm—this event is set
to be the most powerful awareness campaign yet.
The March offers many levels of sponsorship and is
looking for companies of all shapes and sizes to get
involved. To find out more, see page 36 in this
issue, or visit www.right2knowmarch.org.
Nature’s Path Provides Funding for Community Gardens
Two towns on opposite sides of the country recently celebrated
the grand openings of organic gardens that will help bring their communities together,
inspire them and
feed those in need.
The gardens were
made possible by
the “Gardens For
Good Grant” from
Nature’s Path and
magazine, a contest
that aimed to increase access to
Out of 267 entries and 23,000 online votes, two organizations rose
to the top: Vallejo People’s Garden and Damayan Garden Project in
Tallahassee, FL. They each received $10,000 cash for a community organic garden project, an organic community breakfast/fundraiser, a
garden dedication ceremony and a donation of up to $100,000 in Nature’s Path products to help fill the pantries of a local food bank. The
Damayan Garden Project’s Children’s Shakespeare Garden features
edible fruits and vegetables, root view gardens, worm bins, hop
scotch and fairy houses with a Midsummer Night’s Dream theme. The
Vallejo People’s Garden will feature edible fruits and vegetables to be
given to local low-income residents, homeless and needy families. Its
purpose is to promote health, wellness and connections in the Vallejo
community, grow fresh fruits and vegetables for those who are most
in need and create educational opportunities for children and adults.
Nature’s Path plans to host year two of the successful grant program
beginning this fall.
On September 21, 2011, the 5th Annual Organic Summit in Baltimore, MD will attract a diverse group of attendees who are committed to
moving organic forward. Produced by New
Hope Natural Media and co-located with Natural Products Expo East, the Organic Summit is a
leadership forum for open and in-depth discussion on breaking organic industry issues. From
family farmers to large manufacturers, co-ops to
big box, NGOs to academics, the Organic Summit provides an opportunity for all to come together and have an equal voice.
This year’s line-up includes topics such as engaging the next generation of farmers and the 2012 Farm Bill as well as a look at a cross-country
ethnographic consumer documentary, Future of Wellness: Access to Organic
Across the Nation. The Summit will also include discussions surrounding
biotech, addressing labeling initiatives and compensation to organic
farms facing GMO contamination. The Summit will end with an opportunity to pledge your commitment to viable goals and be held accountable
by peers throughout the year.
Attendees have an opportunity to participate at an intimate level in the
discussion and in solutions to the issues posed at the sessions that begin at
the Organic Summit and continue throughout the year. Space is limited.
For more information visit www.theorganicsummit.com.
2011 Organic Summit Focuses on Moving Organic Forward