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Certified Organic Tea available at Wendy’s

By: Organic Assistant Staff, May 6, 2015
You can now order certified organic tea at Wendy’s fast food chains nationwide. Wendy’s has partnered with Honest Tea to launch an Honest Tropical Green Tea which is a certified organic beverage exclusive to Wendy’s. This exclusive offering supports Honest Tea’s goals of rapid… MORE

Happy Earth Day!!!

By: Organic Assistant Staff, April 22, 2015
The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. And for the past 45 years we have been building environmental awareness, dimming lights and celebrating our planet worldwide. Earth Day was conceived by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson a Democrat from Wisconsin. He was concerned by witnessing the environmental… MORE

MOFGA Uses Crowd-Sourcing for Funding

By: Organic Assistant Staff, April 21, 2015
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is using crowd-sourcing to raise funds to support their project to provide half-price community supported agriculture (CSA) shares to low-income families. The online campaign ends on May 27th and they are on their way to reaching their goal.… MORE

Nevada’s Organic Certification Program is in Jeopardy

By: Organic Assistant Staff, April 16, 2015
The certified organic program in Nevada is running out of funds. They are in need of $60,000 to maintain their business. If legislators do not agree to a funding increase, Nevada’s organic certification program could expire within a year. Farmers and produce handlers must go through private certification… MORE

Understanding the Benefits of Planting Cover Crops

By: Organic Assistant Staff, April 15, 2015
Mother Earth News published an article explaining the benefits of planting cover crops. They explained how they build soil fertility and will benefit any garden regardless of its size. Here is a list of their benefits: Cover crops will give back to the soil creating the required nutrients Capable of… MORE
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