The desire to produce food in a holistic way - that celebrates natural systems and brings us closer to nature - is the reason we do this work. We’re driven by a love of the natural world and a commitment to mitigating the harmful impacts of an industrialized food system and climate change on the natural systems we cherish. We believe food can be grown in a way that restores and actually improves the environment - a belief that comes from research on kelp and seaweed aquaculture. We’ve joined 1% for the Planet out of the belief that businesses can and must use their platform and services to give back and start creating a new model for how to be “in business” on the planet.
Our Partner: Native Conservancy
We are partnering with Native Conservancy by donating, through 1% for the Planet, 1% of our revenue in 2020 and for years to come. We are committed to supporting Native Conservancy’s important work of protecting and preserving ancestral homelands, revitalizing traditional food sources, and supporting Indigenous kelp farmers in Alaska. As we shift our business to support kelp farmers in Alaska, it’s important to us to support Indigenous-led and run organizations that ensure food production, conservation, and land use happen in a regenerative way. We know 1% for the Planet is just a starting point, but it is a start for a small, scrappy business like ours. As we grow, we're committed to growing our impact and our giving.
About Native Conservancy
The Native Conservancy was established in 2003 by founder Dune Lankard, a Eyak descendant of the Eagle Clan from the Eyak Tribe who have inhabited the Copper River Delta and eastern Prince William Sound regions of Alaska for the last 3,500 years.
Native Conservancy’s vision is to create resilient futures for Indigenous peoples by preserving, repatriating and restoring ancestral homelands, traditional food sources and subsistence practices to revitalize Native culture, habitat, health and spirituality.
They are building community resiliency through regenerative-based economies and food sovereignty into every aspect of their programs by activating a network of local leaders informed by traditional knowledge. They are engaging Indigenous women and youth to ensure new generations will continue to cultivate community food growing, processing, food storage, and land conservation for the next generations.