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Organically Grown’s Weekend with TreePeople and AIDS Walk Los Angeles

TreePeople planters pose with Jackie and Janie

It was a great weekend for the Organically Grown team. We started it with a bang, volunteering with the TreePeople, and ended it by walking six miles in support of AIDS Walk Los Angeles.

OG Founder Bob Stein shovels mulch

Over the past two years, Organically Grown has sponsored tree plantings with the TreePeople and the City of LA.  Our weekend began Friday morning, which we spent caring for the fifty trees that were planted in our neighborhood. This involved staking, mulching, and removing the accumulated weeds and grass, so that the trees could breathe. We worked through a Los Angeles misty day, and fulfilled our commitment to care for the trees. We would like to give special thanks to Marcos, Ryan, and Danny of the TreePeople, as well as Janie Thompson, for their hard work.

On Sunday morning, we gathered with over 30,000 supporters of AIDS Project Los Angeles. In spite of the continuing drizzly weather, we happily completed the 6.2 mile AIDS Walk Los Angeles through West Hollywood.

The Organically Grown Team

At the finish line!

It was inspiring to see such a large outpouring of people, all gathered together, and walking for a shared cause. The Organically Grown team was proud to be a part of an effort that raised over $3 million for Los Angeles residents affected by HIV and AIDS.

Thanks to everyone who helped with the TreePeople care this weekend, and a huge congratulations to all the organizers and participants of the AIDS Walk!


About the TreePeople: TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. Simply put, our work is about helping nature heal our cities. For more information, visit treepeople.org

About AIDS Walk Los Angeles: AIDS Walk Los Angeles was created in 1985 and has raised more than $69 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County. As the world’s first AIDS Walk, the event launched a nationwide movement, and has itself grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. Over the past 25 years, more than a half-million participants, many of whom were members of corporate and community teams, have raised crucial funds for AIDS Project Los Angeles and dozens of other AIDS service organizations. For more information, visit aidswalk.net

About AIDS Project Los Angeles: AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest nonprofit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education, and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. With more than 25 years of service, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach. For more information, visit apla.org

BY EMILY LAIRD, DIRECTOR OF NEW MEDIA, ORGANICALLY GROWN

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Think Pink with Organically Grown & Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer!

This October marks the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of this milestone, Organically Grown has created an 100% organic cotton baseball cap embroidered with the color of the month…Pink!

This month reminds us all of the importance of searching for a cure, and doing what we can to support this effort. For every purchase of our Pink Leaf hat, 20% of the proceeds will go to Stand Up to Cancer…Look stylish while making a difference!

According to the Organic Trade Association, over 450 million pounds of pesticides are applied on conventional cotton each year. Seven of the ten pesticides most commonly used on cotton are on the EPA’s list of known, likely, or probable human carcinogens. At Organically Grown, we offer affordable products that are made from 100% organic cotton..grown free of  harmful pesticides.

The cure is within our reach. Think Pink with Organically Grown as we join in the fight against breast cancer.

BY EMILY LAIRD, DIRECTOR OF NEW MEDIA, ORGANICALLY GROWN