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3/1/2013 6:00:00 AM
Let's Make A Whole Planet Difference! - Giveaway
For the month of March we are partnering with Whole Planet Foundation to raise a goal of $10,000 for their Annual Prosperity Campaign.   Who is Whole Planet Foundation? Founded by Whole Foods Market, in partnership with Nobel Prize winners Professor Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, Whole Planet Foundation provides grants that turn into microenterprise loan programs worldwide. Highlighting places like Latin America, Africa and Asia, their driving mission is to alleviate hunger and poverty by empowering the communities they touch. To date they’ve dispersed more than $22 million worldwide, affecting over 1 million people with their positive...
10/15/2012 12:00:00 PM
A Visit to Tuscany, Italy + Giveaway!
  The Maremma area of southern Tuscany boasts Mediterranean blue skies and clear sunshine. Here, hedged by holm oak trees, you can see rows of olive grey bushes, their branches heavy with bright little sea buckthorn berries. A balance of rich soil, ideal temperatures, and the power of the sun create this vibrant supercharged fruit.  Rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins A, C and E, the sea buckthorn berries possess wonderful health and skin-protection benefits. Edible and highly sought after, 3.5 ounces of this juice can contain about 600 milligrams of Vitamin C; this is almost ten times the amount of vitamin C found in the same...
Categories: Ingredients, Our world
10/5/2012 2:00:00 PM
Visit a Weleda Garden + Giveaway!
  If you’ve ever wondered where Weleda gathers its beautiful ingredients, here’s an inside look at our Biodynamic© garden in Germany. Come join the tour!   Biodynamic© farming uses the balance between plants, earth, animals and the environment to create a sustainable, fertile, enriching relationship. This concept, started by Dr. Rudolph Steiner, is the guideline for growth at the Weleda Naturals Garden in Wetzgau, just outside Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. Here, over 250 different medicinal plants are grown on 56 acres of lush land and harvested at their peak for use in Weleda products. It is one of the...
Categories: Ingredients, Our world
7/19/2012 3:30:45 PM
The Sweet Sounds of Summer
  Summer is here, which means memory-making fun times and suntans are happening right now. And because every summer needs a playlist, we’ve pulled together the songs that remind us the most of the season. Whether it’s getting in the mood for a trip to the beach or flashbacks to summers past, we hope you love this playlist as much as we do. Enjoy this summer, as every summer, happily, healthfully and beautifully. Oh yeah, and Rock On Weleda Family! We Are Young – FUN ♦ Christine B.  Asst. Finance Controller Real Gone – Sheryl Crow Country Comes to Town – Toby Keith and What About Now –...
9/15/2009 10:26:45 AM
Inspiration Fresh From The Farm
It’s all about fresh food this time of year. I get these cravings for slices of tomatoes on crusty bread with olive oil, salt and pepper. We made dinner the other night and many colors were represented, from green to yellow to purple. We had striped candy beets, French green beans and locally grown corn. It was definitely a sign of nature’s bounty. Ben and I had been to the Farmer's Market that day, and we were inspired. Ben, however, is not yet so inclined to eat many vegetables. He likes, as he calls them, "mixed-up vegetables"—corn, peas and carrots, and not much else. He does eat cannellini beans, a mild white bean that he...
6/29/2011 7:21:49 AM
Arnica to the Rescue
Summer is finally here after a spring with a lot of rain and rather cool temperatures. When it finally turned warm a few weeks ago, everybody was out and about. The number of bicyclists that all of a sudden turned up on Route 9W, the popular biking route near Weleda’s headquarters, was quite staggering, and for me it was time to saddle up as well! It’s a rather scenic ride along the Hudson River, and I like to do my part for the environment by bicycling to the office. I am admittedly a fair-weather rider, so there is no need to look for me on the trails unless it is nice outside.The first ride of the season is always such a joy,...