April Change for Good Recipient: Pollinator Project Rogue Valley

April's Change for Good Recipient is

Pollinator Project Rogue Valley

Pollinator Project Rogue Valley is a volunteer nonprofit organization based in Phoenix, working to inspire, connect, and educate people and communities to create and support pesticide-free pollinator habitats full of native plants. This mission will help create pollinator corridors between private properties, public spaces, wetlands, and wildlands throughout the Rogue Valley and beyond. 

Pollinator Project Rogue Valley


This Change for Good month's funds will help fund their initiative From Fire to Flowers: to distribute native pollinator plants to those who lost their homes and gardens in the Almeda Fire.

Your support will make this program a success and also help PPRV continue to inspire and educate our community about pesticide-free pollinator landscapes.

After the tragedy wrought by the Almeda Fire, there is an opportunity to grow back. From the Fire, we see Flowers.

Change for Good

From Fire to Flowers project is a new initiative to distribute free native species of plants, specifically selected to support pollinators, to people who lost their homes and gardens in the recent Almeda Fire. PPRV will offer two options to fit a variety of locations: either for partial shade (Western Columbine and Bolander's Phacelia) or full sun (California Poppy and Western Verbena). These plants are well suited for growing in containers and will be perfect for a porch or balcony. Their goal is to distribute 120 pesticide-free plants in EcoForms biodegradable pots to members of the fire-impacted community who are otherwise without a garden during this time.

Pollinator Project Rogue Valley


It is their hope that these native plants and the pollinators they will attract, will provide many reasons to smile this year and inspire many new future pollinator gardens in the Rogue Valley.

The plants and information on how to care for them all year long will be distributed in May 2021.

 

Pollinator Project Rogue Valley

This project would not have been possible without the generous support of their donors and volunteers. They’d like to thank Ecoforms who donated pots made of rice hulls, Klamath Siskiyou Native Seeds for seedlings, and the Grange Co-op for donating BioLive fertilizer, potting soil, and gloves for their hard-working volunteers. And lastly, the creativity of Karin Onkka Design coupled with the hard work of Courtney Buel made all the difference!

Pollinator Project Rogue Valley

 

Your support will make this program a success and also help PPRV continue to inspire and educate our community about pesticide-free pollinator landscapes.

 

PPRV is a local nonprofit that strives to inspire, connect, and educate people and communities to create and support pesticide-free pollinator habitats full of native plants, providing pollinator corridors between private properties, public spaces, wetlands, and wildlands throughout the Rogue Valley and beyond.

Pollinator Project Rogue Valley envisions people, communities, and landscapes all working together to support and increase healthy and thriving pollinator species everywhere.

 

Learn more about the From Fire to Flowers project by visiting pollinatorprojectroguevalley.org

 

What is Change for Good?


 
The AFC Gives committee focuses on ways that the Co-op community can support local organizations and groups doing important work in the Rogue Valley.
2020 is the first year of Change for Good, a register round-up program to benefit a slate of ten organizations, voted on by Co-op owners, through the cumulative donations of shoppers choosing to round-up their shopping total to the nearest dollar.
From one cent to 99 cents, it all adds up to feeling good about supporting the community.
 

 

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May Change for Good Recipient: Rogue Valley Farm to School

May's Change for Good Recipient is

Rogue Valley Farm to School

Rogue Valley Farm to School educates children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs, and by increasing local foods in school meals.

"We inspire an appreciation of local agriculture that improves the economy and environment of our community and the health of its members." 

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A Visit with Magnolia Farms

 

 

 

Visit Magnolia Farms and learn more about owner Elissa Thau, who the Ashland Food Co-op is so honored to partner with for more than twenty years.

A Visit with Emerald Hills

Visit the Emerald Hills Ranch and learn more about this fourth generation ranching family that the Ashland Food Co-op is so proud to partner with for more than twenty years.