March Change for Good Recipient: North Mountain Park Nature Center
March's Change for Good Recipient is
a division of Ashland Parks and Recreation, that encompasses demonstration gardens, a nature playground, and approximately 14 acres of Natural Area that is managed for wildlife preservation and public education.
This Change for Good month's funds will help North Mountain Park Nature Center undertake important habitat restoration, native plant revegetation, and ongoing care for our beloved habitat gardens. When public schools can once again visit the park on field trips, they will be offering stewardship opportunities and Service Learning programs.
Rounding up this month supports this natural and community resource.
Wonder, wisdom and work for a diverse and interconnected human and natural community.
- Implement land management that protects and enhances the biological diversity, habitat value and ecological functions of North Mountain Park, while offering compatible recreational opportunities.
- Provide opportunities for a diverse community of all ages to experience enjoyment, wonder, creativity, rejuvenation, and a personal connection with nature.
- Generate increased public understanding of the ecology, history and conservation of the Bear Creek watershed.
- Cultivate a growing public sense of responsibility to local, natural resources and increased opportunities for people to give back through stewardship, service and sustainability commitments.
People of all ages find solace at the park, and visitation has skyrocketed during Covid-19. Ongoing maintenance will be needed to protect the riparian area and to ensure that our up-to-5,000 monthly visitors have the best possible park experience.
Support North Mountain Park Nature Center when you round up your purchase at the register throughout the month of March.
The North Mountain Park Nature Center needs volunteers, educators and service leaders too!
Please visit northmountainpark.org for more information
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.
More Co-op News
September's Change for Good Partner is
The Center for NonProfit Legal Services has provided free/low-cost civil legal assistance to low-income persons and seniors residing in Jackson County since 1972.
August's Change for Good Partner is
Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center
KS Wild's mission is to protect and restore wild nature in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southwest Oregon and northwest California.
July's Change for Good Partner is
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy
Protecting and enhancing precious land in the Rogue River region
to benefit our human and natural communities since 1978
Welcome to the newly redesigned and reimagined newsletter from the Ashland Food Co-op: 1st Street Beet.
Think of this publication as a resource to know what’s going on in every level of the community: at the co-op, around town, in the region, and on Earth!
June's Change for Good Recipient is
Our Family Farms, an Oregon 501(c)3 non profit organization, is hard at work educating and inspiring farmers, policy makers and the community at large to support regenerative agricultural practices.
Photography by Chelsea Whitney Art
On May 1st, several Southern Oregon businesses came together for a block party to provide a space to gather as a community after a rough spell due to the pandemic and fires. The May Day Block Party was hosted on Main St in Phoenix, where the scent of food trucks mingled with artisan goods such as local cheeses, locally farmed flowers, and even fresh-baked pastries.
May's Change for Good Recipient is
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."
April's Change for Good Recipient is
Visit Rolling Hills Farm and learn more about owner Dave Belzberg, who the Ashland Food Co-op is so honored to partner with for more than thirty five years.
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.
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.
Katie Falkenberg's photography and filmmaking has taken her all over the world, and lucky for us - she's been calling the Rogue Valley home for a couple years now. Exquisitely and harmoniously capturing the world around her, she is documenting not only through the lens but also through her peaceful and loving spirit. Katie reached out to us in hopes of collaborating after falling in love with the co-op soon after moving here.