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Earthwork, a documentary, garnered praise and awards at shows around the country. The film tells the story of Crop Artist Stan Herd’s work to create the piece, “Countryside,” on land donated by Donald Trump in New York City.  With the help from the marketing team at Pines, Herd successfully created a country landscape on a vacant lot in New York City.

Pines Sponsored the Earthwork Project

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PINES International was one of the sponsors of the Earthwork project. As part of its mission to promote organic farming and sustainability, PINES donated funds. We also sent four members of the marketing team to assist Herd in his effort.

“Over the years, we appreciate our association with Stan and being able to sponsor his Earthwork art.” said Ron Seibold, a co-founder of Pines. “Stan’s crop and earth artworks are not only beautiful to view but also have a message about the roles that nature and agriculture play in our lives.”

Some Other Examples of Stan’s Work

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Promoting Organic Farming and Teaching about GMOs

The only 100% organic wholefood wheatgrass and alfalfa grower in Kansas, Pines follows traditions in Lawrence, KS, dating back to the 1930s. Founded in 1976, Pines’ mission promotes sustainability, changing farm land to organic, clean rivers, and hunger relief. Our record of contributions reflects our goals.

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Pines stands in strong opposition to GMO farming. Since 2010, one of our Facebook pages supports stopping the poison in farming.  The page has more than 17,000 “likes”. It educates about organic agriculture and the dangers of GMO farming.  We often upload posts about the dangers of herbicide and pesticide residue in GMO foods. We also encourage eating USDA Organic foods.

A Green Superfood Company that Cares About the Earth

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We are the only Kansas producer of wheatgrass and alfalfa that is 100% organic and 100% GMO free. Pines is the only Kansas farmer growing green superfoods without irrigation. We stand strongly opposed to the waste and poisoning of the ancient fossil water of the Ogallala Aquifer. Pines is the only green superfood producer in Kansas to use only natural rainfall for our crops. We are also the only Kansas grower using modern dryers built for organic human food.  We do not use old pesticide-based alfalfa mills built for the meat industry.

Standing Up Against Fossil Fuel Plastic

For website one- fixed rightPines opposes using plastic bottles and tubs to package green superfoods. For more than 80 years, quality green superfood brands packaged in earth-friendly amber glass bottles. Those brands used special metal caps that allowed the company to remove the oxygen from each bottle.  That safeguard prevented nutrient and color loss for the product. It also prevented pollution from the plastic. Pines is the only green superfood company that still uses oxygen-free glass bottles. In recent years, most companies package in plastic tubs and bottles made from fossil fuel for green superfoods. Plastic exposes the product to fossil fuel toxins. Further, plastic provides no protection against oxidation.  Products in these cheap plastic bottles lose their green color and nutrition.

Together We Can Make a Difference

We seek to encourage everyone to take steps to protect the Earth. In our individual and collective lives, we all need to move toward sustainability and protection of land, wildlife and water resources.  We thank Stan Herd for his Earthwork project and other crop art projects that help people to have a greater appreciation of farming and nature.

Find Pines Products

The USDA says that 9 out of 10 people do not eat enough veggies.  Pines offer servings that are easy to consume and that cost considerably less per serving than other greens.  You can find Pines’ green superfoods at a store near you with our locator.  You can also use our online shopping cart.