Happy Earth Day!
Although we all share responsibility for damage to our planet, Earth Day seems an appropriate time to brag a little about what Pines has done to reverse some of that damage.
Since 1976, our mission has been to teach the importance of eating more green vegetables with Pines Wheat Grass and to use profits to advance sustainable agriculture.
We have converted 2,125 acres to USDA certified organic, consisting of both farmland and wildlife corridors, We have also provided markets for other organic farmers who farm nearly 2,000 additional acres.
Our educational foundation and several shareholders contributed more than half the funds to an endowment for a Kansas’ Waterkeeper program called “Friends of the Kaw.” The interest from that fund will pay the salary of a permanent Riverkeeper in perpetuity.
Besides our foundation being a major financial supporter of sustainable agriculture and environmental organizations, Pines has contributed several million servings of greens to feeding programs worldwide.
Pines has taken a strong stand against GMO farming, and for six years has maintained a Facebook page with more than 17,000 followers where we seek to encourage and educate about #organic agriculture and the dangers of GMO.
We are the only Kansas producer of wheatgrass and alfalfa that is 100% organic and gmo free; the only one not to deplete the ancient water from the Ogallala Aquifer; and the only one with modern facilities built for organic human food rather than pesticide-based alfalfa for the confined-animal, meat industry.
Pines has taken a strong stand against plastic. We have always packaged in earth-friendly amber glass bottles with special metal caps that allow us to remove the oxygen from each bottle to prevent nutrient loss and environmental pollution that occurs with plastic.
We seek to encourage everyone everywhere to take steps in our individual and collective lives toward sustainability and protection of land, wildlife and resources.