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Carbon Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of our Products

Since the beginning, Annie’s has been committed to making a difference both in the products we make and how we do business. Sustainability is not only about lessening our impact on the earth we all share; it’s also about helping to make a positive difference where …

How Organic Wheat Makes a Difference

When we conducted our LCA (life cycle assessment) research in 2012, it led us to do a deeper dive on the carbon impact of specific organic ingredients. We were disappointed to learn that little third-party research has been conducted in this area. Of the studies conducted in …

Sparta Elementary School

Organization: Sparta Elementary School Website: http://www.alleghany.k12.nc.us/ses/
Sparta Elementary School: Growing Goodness on the Go
The folks at Sparta Elementary in Sparta, NC, came up with a great idea for growing goodness on the go.  Cecilia, a teacher in the …

The People Behind FoodCorps: Inspirational Leadership

FoodCorps sprang from the grassroots up: a national initiative that thousands of local voices shaped according to their needs. From the beginning, FoodCorps drew strong support from the communities they are now serving.
Beginning in 2009, six young leaders came together to …

Brown Elementary School

Organization: Brown Elementary School Website: http://brown.jpsms.org/
Brown Elementary School: From Seed to Table
Alex, a FoodCorps volunteer managing the garden at Brown Elementary School in Jackson, Mississippi told us that healthy eating was the focus of their …

Why Organic Matters To Us

The importance of avoiding toxic, persistent chemicals cannot be overstated, as it’s not only about ensuring that we’re not polluting people’s bodies and our environment, but it’s also about a philosophical difference in how farmers work within an ecological …

Sparks of Enthusiasm: FoodCorps Service Members

When I appear in the doorway of the cafeteria, the room starts to buzz. “Is that Ms. Leah?” the students whisper to each other. As I come closer, their excitement mounts, and many can’t contain themselves: “It is her!” they shout as they jump out of their seats and …

The Power of a Greenhouse – FoodCorps Iowa

Last year, I was a FoodCorps service member with The Food Project in Boston, where during the winter months mountains of snow were a permanent fixture on the sidewalks, and temperatures refused to climb above freezing. I was fortunate, however, to host my weekly class of …

Denver Green School

Organization: Denver Green School Website: www.denvergreenschool.org
Denver Green School: Dirt Into Abundance
As a school built around the idea of sustainability, Denver Green School immediately embraced a garden program as a way to learn “about stewardship of the earth, …

Visiting Annie Withey’s organic farm

Annie lives on her certified organic farm in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters, where she grows a wide variety of vegetables and flowers for her local co-op and farmer’s market.  She remains the inspiration and corporate conscience for the Annie’s family of …

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