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Giving Together

After raising an incredible $27,500 at our Annual Charity Garage back in September, we handed the proceeds over to our employees to be divided up and given to their charities of choice.  Each employee was given $1800 to donate to…

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14th Annual Charity Garage Sale!

This year we were once again excited for our 14th Annual Charity Garage Sale! Where all our returned products are rigorously checked and sold at 75% off and we give all of the proceeds to local charities suggested by each…

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The Keyhole Garden

In the Spring of 2015, we launched what would later become one of our most successful product lines – the Keyhole Composting Gardens. The concept for the Keyhole Garden idea was discovered when researching various gardening techniques across the world.…

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Almost like the blues

That Sunday at towards the end of the soccer game, I felt a light tap on my shoulder and turned to see a tall young man with soft wide set eyes. “Hello,” He extended his hand “i’m Eric.” I shook…

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Hallelujah

For the days we would be building gardens, we stayed at the Akagera Lodge, which was kind of like one of those Best Westerns that markets itself around having breakfast built inside of a zoo cage. We had to stop…

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The New Jewel of Africa

There is no other place on earth that I have experienced and witnessed such a deep level of joy than in Rwanda.  And the source of this joy seems to transcend both logic and reason. As many of us may…

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You want it darker

The next morning I awoke at five am to the sounds of my bunkmates trying to quietly dress and go outside to watch the sunrise. Our shared room had two simple bunk beds, I had the only space that was…

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Like a bird on the wire

I have encountered very few places in my life that induce the soul tingling feeling of true difference. I am fairly well travelled, and also rather introspective; I know that it’s possible to be on the other side of the…

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Abolish Poverty Step 1

I’ve been to my share of third world countries and It’s often overwhelming. Talented artisans selling their beautiful handcrafts begging you to look at their artwork. Women and young children with their hands extended hoping for a handout. I sometimes…

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You are the village

I read this article last week about how a man in Burlington, Iowa paid overdue lunch fees for 89 children. If you think these are isolated incidents, or new, you can read about many more here, here, and here. Arguably,…

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Kageyo Garden Project Update – Jan 2016

Here’s some photos that I just received from our friend Theo in Kageyo, Rwanda. His photos show the great progress of the vegetables in the Keyhole Gardens. If you’d like to support the Kageyo Garden Project, feel free to visit…

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