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Pranarom Scientific Aromatherapy Educational Trainings December 2021

December 2nd 2021

  Dec 13 Monday, 12/13/2021 | 12:00 PM CDT Deep Dive: Eucalyptus Eucalyptus is a tried and true friend through the cooler, darker months. The many benefits can help fortify and invigorate us, instilling a kind of strength that can be hard to come by in the winter. Register Now>>   Dec 15 Wednesday, 12/15/2021 | 1:00 PM CDT Calm the Craze! Essential oils to the rescue! Which essential oils do we turn to when the world and stores get [Read More]

Fair World Project Podcast “Get Big or Get Out: Dairy Farmers of America”

November 30th 2021
Fiar World Project

Fair World Project invites you to listen to For a Better World episode 5 and hear Claire Kelloway of Open Markets Institute unpack Dairy Farmers of America’s growing corporate power and how that push to “get big or get out” impacts farmers, workers, and consumers. Dairy is big business. And while farmers have historically organized cooperatives to build power and market shares, now there is one cooperative – Dairy Farmers of America – that has gotten so big and powerful [Read More]

Mountain Rose Herbs Launches First-of-its-Kind Boutique Aroma Bar

November 29th 2021

Organic Botanical and Herbal Products Company Expands and Diversifies EUGENE, OREGON – Mountain Rose Herbs announces the opening of the new Mountain Rose Aroma Bar. With two paramount locations, this first-of-its-kind essential oil market is designed to engage the senses through high-quality, ethically sourced essential oils and personal aromatherapy products. “The Aroma Bar is a celebration. We are reinvigorating retail in a post-COVID world,” said Mountain Rose Herbs owner and CEO, Shawn Donnille. “As far as we know, a [Read More]

Orcas Food Co-op’s unique RE+coop program highlighted in Grocery Stores Report

November 23rd 2021

by Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants Orcas Food Co-op (Eastsound, WA) – It’s no secret that retailers pay heavy credit card fees and Orcas Food Co-op implemented a unique program to keep more of the community’s food dollars on the island. Around 2% of every dollar leaves the community through credit card fees. Re+coop is the name for the co-op’s house charge account system available to members only. House charge [Read More]

Mountain Rose Herbs Increases Wages by 10% for all Non-director Employees

November 18th 2021

Organic Herbal Products Company Prioritizes Employees Over Profit EUGENE, OREGON (November 18, 2021)—Mountain Rose Herbs has announced it is increasing wages by 10% for all non-director employees throughout the company and has raised the starting wage for all new hires. This across-the-board increase benefits more than 200 employees at an annual cost increase of $800,000 for the privately-owned company. “Our company’s purpose is people and planet before profit, and sharing our success with our employees is the first [Read More]

Fungi Perfecti® – makers of Host Defense® Mushrooms™ – releases their second annual sustainability report

November 4th 2021

Fungi Perfecti – makers of Host Defense Mushrooms – is pleased to announce the release of their second annual Sustainability Report. The 2020 Sustainability Report highlights their commitments in the areas of transportation, single-use plastic and packaging, and offset projects, and also offers a sneak-peek into some of the sustainability measures they employ on their farm in Washington state where they grow their own organic mushroom mycelium and fruit bodies. For the second year in a row, Fungi Perfecti [Read More]

Pranoram November 2021 Educational Trainings

November 4th 2021

November 2021 Energy, hair care, immune support and more, plus a special Thanksgiving meditation session!   Deepen your knowledge of essential oils and discover our latest products with Pranarom National Educator, Liza Docken! Each month we offer a variety of seasonally relevant webinars to expand your understanding of scientific aromatherapy for vibrant health and wellness. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar. A webinar recording is available after the webinar’s scheduled time. To [Read More]

Hummingbird Wholesale Named Good Food Awards Finalist 2022

November 4th 2021

  Hummingbird Wholesale Announced as Good Food Foundation 2022 Good Food Award Finalist Eugene, OR (November 2, 2021) – Hummingbird Wholesale is thrilled to announce that they made the Good Food Foundation’s list of the 351 Finalists for the 2022 Good Food Awards in two categories, Snacks and Grains. Winners will be announced Friday, January 14 in San Francisco. Hummingbird’s Awakened® Walnuts are made inhouse in small batches, starting with raw Organic nuts from a family farm in California. The [Read More]

Health Pioneer Theater launches Weekly, Live Videocasts

October 26th 2021

PIONEERING STORIES TO INSPIRE US TODAY Health Pioneer Theater (HPT) is a weekly, live videocast that showcases rare, pre-recorded videointerviews of natural health movement trailblazers in the 20th century. bit.ly/hptheater Every Tuesday at 5 P.M. Pacific, viewers will be inspired as HPT previews excerpts of video interviews telling the stories of people who pioneered America’s return to natural foods and natural living. The special guest on October 26th is natural foody author Jonathan Kaufman. Jonathan will discuss his latest book [Read More]

Fair World Project Urges Action to Support PRO Act

August 4th 2021
FairWorld Project

by Anna Canning – Campaigns Manager, Fair World Project Dignified work, fair pay, safe workplaces: those are some of the things we value. No matter where in the world you live, we hold that people should be able to earn a living without needlessly risking their lives or their health. Those are just some of the basics. But unfortunately, those basics are under attack. Here in the U.S., it’s been a while since our labor laws, the basic frameworks that [Read More]

Melissa Minton: The Passing of a Provender Powerhouse and Beloved Friend

July 6th 2021

Provender lost a dear friend and long-time member last week. Melissa Minton, who we all knew as Mel, died on June 29th from metastasized breast cancer. Mel was a quiet powerhouse in the natural foods world. She was the General Manager of Community Market, a worker-run, not-for-profit natural food store, for over 25 years. With her servant leadership style and financial know-how, the Market grew to two stores that serve and support the community in Sonoma County, CA. Mel got [Read More]

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop Series offered by Columinate consultant LaDonna Sanders Redmond

May 14th 2021

Columinate is pleased to offer an upcoming workshop series around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosted by one of our consultants, LaDonna Sanders Redmond, “Implementing DEI Principles for Organizational Impact.” Workshop schedule is as follows: May 19th: Diversity Equity and Inclusion 101 May 27th: Addressing Unconscious Bias June 2nd: Microaggressions in the Workplace June 14th: Bystander Intervention July 13th: Communicating across Conflict & Differences Full information about the series can be found here: https://columinate.coop/events/makingchange/ We are excited about this series and [Read More]

Dr. Bronner’s Creates Line of Dark Chocolate Bars Like No Other to Spark the Next Generation of Ethical Chocolate Excellence

April 20th 2021

Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate will be Available Nationwide in Summer 2021 in Six Delicious Organic, Fair Trade, and Vegan Varieties VISTA, CA – In an unprecedented move, Dr. Bronner’s, the family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, will introduce a new line of organic, fair trade, and vegan chocolate in Summer of 2021. This pioneering natural product brand of over seventy-years is producing luscious bars with chunky bites and smooth rich and decadent fillings, [Read More]