While Jardin du Soleil has always been dedicated to sustainable and organic farming practices , since we moved to the farm we have continued to make small changes in order to help protect our local and global environment.
This year we contributed to the North Olympic Land Trust (NOLT), working to preserve our local farmland here in Dungeness. In fact most of the land that you can view from the farm is protected and will remain that way forever. In order to help their cause, we participated in the 2012 Harvest Tour and hosted booths from NOLT, the Master Gardeners, and Master Composters.
Further inspired by other business’ dedication to protecting our environment, we have made some changes to both our online and retail stores. Starting Jan 1st 2013, for every product that we sell we will contribute to save 50 square feet of rainforest. We will be working with SeaCology.org to support their efforts.
Also, After each order is placed, Jardin du Soleil will purchase a corresponding carbon offset so each shipment becomes carbon neutral. Carbon offsetting is a way to counterbalance or compensate for the greenhouse gases produced during shipment. We reduce carbon footprints by supporting projects which remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere through Carbonfund.org. We also ship using recycled or reused packing materials
We are looking forward to other changes that we have planed at the farm, and look forward to seeing you here in 2013.