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4/8/2010 2:48:33 PM
April in our Gardens: Spring has Sprung!
April is fantastic—the garden is in its full youthful splendor again! This month we will plant a few new plant species that we’ve never cultivated before, including ginseng, Cardiospermum halicacabum (balloon vine), Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (common iceplant), Alchemilla (lady’s mantle). They are all beautiful and important for our plant-based prescription medicines. We harvest Primula veris (cowslip, pictured right) this month. We use an extract from this plant in our Cordiodoron Tablets, which supports heart health. It’s a very nice but laborious plant for us. It’s very small and we have to stoop down for many hours to harvest it. But the...
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4/7/2010 7:37:03 AM
Jim in Germany: Committing to Sustainability
Since I started working at Weleda, I’ve known that the company holds to strict environmental principles. Now that I have been working in the office in Germany, I’ve learned about a few initiatives that the company is undertaking here to further our commitment to sustainability. One such initiative is the company bike policy. Weleda Germany (Weleda AG) has bicycles that employees can check out and use to ride into town for lunch or to the second office location (about 1.5 miles away) or just to get some fresh air during the day.  I look forward to riding and visiting my colleagues down the road this spring. A new initiative that is starting to take...
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4/2/2010 10:38:09 AM
Best of Social Media - March
Many thanks to everyone who has joined us on Facebook and Twitter! We appreciate your support and all of your comments. Keep 'em coming! Here are some of our favorites Tweets and wall posts from March. Is yours here?   @turkeyvelez Skin dreams are made of Weleda products. Just ordered a bulk of it on sale, enough to last me and my honey for about a year. @peas4luck Have to tell you again how in love I am w/ Skin Food! Absolutely totally addicted. Amazing stuff! Love, love, love! @MamaAsh77 Your Calendula line for baby is wonderful for cradle cap. I got rid of Charlie’s by using the oil then combing it through the hair.   @ricebeanvintage...
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3/31/2010 8:47:12 AM
Farmers at Heart
Happy Earth Month! At Weleda, we’re celebrating with beautiful products from beautiful earth. Take Skin Food, for instance. Five of the core plants in this intensely nourishing cream—sunflower, chamomile, pansy, rosemary and calendula (pictured)—are grown organically. Why? Because we think that amazing products begin with amazing soil. Because life nurtures life.  Because it’s the right thing to do. Because we care about you, and about the planet, too.  Weleda continually invests time, money and knowledge into building long-term, sustainable projects with our farmers and partners. Our responsible sourcing of resources and careful cultivation of plants...
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3/29/2010 9:37:33 AM
Signs of Spring in our Gardens
Old man winter just won’t give up here! Just when we thought he was gone for good, he returned again. For nearly a week, we had sun and our ducks were running all over the garden, having fun and looking for something to eat. Then it snowed and we had to put them back in the greenhouse—at least for now, until it warms up again. In the Customer Center at Weleda Naturals, in Wetzgau, Germany, the telephone is ringing off the hook—a sure sign that spring is on the way. We are now booking sightseeing appointments for a special “Well-Being Tour” that we are offering in April, for groups of about 12 people each. Our guides take each group on a tour of our...
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3/26/2010 3:27:39 PM
Retailer Spotlight - The Big Carrot in Toronto
With 50 owners and 200 employees, The Big Carrot in Toronto is one of the largest worker-owned co-ops in all of Canada. It’s grown quite a lot since it was founded in 1983, with just 12 members. Today, one of the store's greatest strengths is the accumulated knowledge and experience of its members and staff. The store maintains exacting standards, which have evolved through its 25 years of searching for nature’s finest—in both food and personal care. The Big Carrot stocks almost all of Weleda's skin and body care products, and they sell more of our products than any other store in all of Canada! The employees are well-versed in Weleda and can...
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Categories: Our world