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October, 2017

Concluding Co-op Month: Truest Words from Little Mouths

Cooperatives have celebrated Co-op Month in October for more than 50 years, and as a cooperative business ourselves, we are proud to participate here at CROPP. “It is a time for cooperative businesses to reflect on their shared principles and to educate others about the value of belonging to a cooperative,” says the Cooperative Network, …

October 31st, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post

Drumlin Farm: Fostering Healthy, Productive Biodiversity

Nature-versus-humankind. For centuries, many thinkers (including environmentalists) have applied this construct to try to understand our place in the natural world. Nature is something that thrives in the absence of human interference—in remote jungle rainforests or vast untouched wilderness preserves, while the human-built environment of our great cities show the work of our brains, hands, …

October 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Organic Farming, Power of We, Sustainability

City Growers: Connecting with Nature & Food on NYC’s Rooftops

The story of post-settlement United States, writ large, is the story of urbanization. Since the birth of the nation, we’ve slowly evolved from a farm-based, rural population to a densely packed urban one. One casualty of this mass migration is our relationship to our food. One hundred years ago, nearly everyone grew at least some …

June 27th, 2017  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Organic Gardening, Power of We

Happy Mother’s Day Coupons

Mother’s Day is a chance for everyone to show love to the ones who love us most. Flowers are wonderful, but when we also give gifts of ourselves, it truly makes days even brighter. At Organic Valley, we want to help you show your love and appreciation. We created a Mother’s Day coupon booklet that’s …

May 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Jennifer Parsneau | Published in Family, Featured Post  |  13 Comments

Sharing the Joy of Gardening with a New Generation

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution as part of our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt series. Read more here, and download the fun activity book for families and classrooms! by guest contributor Megan Minnick Some of my earliest memories are in the garden. My mother had a huge organic vegetable garden, and from a very young age I …

April 21st, 2017  |  Posted by Stanley Minnick | Published in Featured Post, Organic Gardening, Sustainable Living

Organic Valley and Wauzeka-Steuben Elementary Grow Readers Together

The following is a guest contribution by Lindsey Lund & Josie McCarthy, sophomores at Wauzeka-Steuben School District in southwestern Wisconsin.  On Thursday, March 2, 2017, Wauzeka-Steuben School District partnered with Organic Valley for “Read Across America Week.” All week, the pre-K through fifth grade classes held dress up days and participated in coloring and essay contests. …

March 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in CROPP Culture, Power of We

Schoolyard Farms

Today’s kids are tomorrow’s leaders. And if that’s the case, it makes good sense to focus on education if we truly want to build a healthy, sustainable, and just food system. A number of organizations do just that: Encourage school children to learn about growing, preparing, and enjoying healthy organic foods. Farm-to-cafeteria programs, school garden …

December 28th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We

CROPPies and Panthers Cooperate to Grow Billion Dollar Readers

                                                         Photo by Jocelyn Parker Written by guest writer Jocelyn Parker, a senior at Kickapoo High School in Viola, Wisconsin, and the daughter of Organic Valley farmer-owners Mark …

March 8th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Power of We  |  1 Comment

Rockland Youth Film Festival

In many ways, the village of Spring Valley, New York, an hour north of Manhattan, is much like other bedroom communities in the region. It has a typical mix of suburban charm and big-city diversity—wealth and poverty, Black and White, Hassidic and Hispanic all share the densely populated streets of the village. The burg is …

October 26th, 2015  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We

Grow Creativity. Grow Closer as a Family. Grow a Garden.

The youth of today are disconnected from their food system more than ever before. Many have never lived or stepped foot on a farm in their life. This saddens me as an agriculturist, as a student, and as a consumer. Food is commercial. It is artificial. They do not know where their food comes from. …

July 24th, 2015  |  Posted by Brittany Iverson | Published in Family

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