Our environmental commitment runs deep
Preserving and respecting the beauty of the earth
At NativeCast, we demonstrate environmental responsibility not only in our eco-friendly manufacturing, but also in our charitable initiatives. In the beginning, we began by supporting local charities in Delaware, as we believed our business would be just that, local. But, as our business has grown into a larger enterprise, so too has our need to support organizations with a larger reach, in addition to our ongoing charitable works at home.
Toward this goal, we have chosen the American Community Gardening Association to be the recipient of our charitable business support. ACGA and its member organizations work to promote and support all aspects of community food and ornamental gardening, urban forestry, preservation and management of open space, and integrated planning and management of urban and rural lands. The Association is doing some wonderfully innovative work to expand state and regional community gardening networks and develop resources and educational programming to promote community gardening throughout the country.
We believe ACGA is delivering on our common goal at a national level. Therefore, as you continue to support NativeCast we will be contributing to an area close to you via ACGA. In turn everyone is chipping in a little bit, and we can have hope for our future as we learn to respect the preciousness of this Earth.
A few of the many benefits associated with community gardening:
- Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
- Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
- Stimulates social interaction
- Encourages self-reliance
- Beautifies neighborhoods
- Produces nutritious food
- Reduces family food budgets
- Conserves resources
- Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
- Reduces crime
- Preserves green space
- Creates income opportunities and economic development
- Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots
- Provides opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections