Environment

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united plant savers
salmon safe
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bee friendly

The Earth’s health affects the vitality of our herbs which in turn affects the quality of your healthcare. Sound environmental practice is in our DNA.

• Our Oregon Tilth-certified organic farms provide over 70 of our herb ingredients. Here we grow and harvest our herbs—without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified seeds. We also harvest wild herbs in a sustainable manner to protect medicinal plant populations for future generations.

• Our Farm is a recognized Botanical Sanctuary by United Plant Savers (UpS) through our conservation and propagation of endangered native medicinal plants. We cultivate, rather than wild harvest, the following herbs on UpS's "At-Risk" and "To-Watch" list: Echinacea, Goldenseal, Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Bloodroot, Gentian, Lobelia, Pleurisy Root and Stoneroot among many others.

• The Farm has received Salmon Safe certification for its long-term strategy to enhance and preserve riparian (stream and creek) areas on our farm and wild lands, and for our ecologically safe farming practices.

• We purchase offsets for 100% of our electricity consumption through the Blue Sky Renewable Energy Program. Our electricity comes from off-site wind generators and geo-thermal heat capture to minimize the release of carbon dioxide and other detriments to the environment.

• We are Bee Friendly Farming certified for providing honeybee nesting habitats and for designating large portions of our cultivation acreage to pollinator-beneficial plantings.


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