Monday, November 3, 2008

Yes To Carrots Launches Yes To Carrots Seed Fund

"LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Nov 03, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Yes To Carrots(TM), a line of natural personal-care products, has announced the creation of the Yes To Carrots Seed Fund, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded to make a difference in people's lives by providing under-served communities with the resources to develop and sustain an organic food source and access to healthy nutrition. Together with partner organizations, the Yes To Carrots Seed Fund will donate a portion of its proceeds to help local communities purchase equipment, seeds, and related supplies; acquire the technical know-how to grow their own fruits, herbs and vegetables; and transform urban and suburban land for farming and gardening purposes.

Yes To Carrots is excited to share news about its latest Seed Fund collaboration with Chicago-based Growing Home, Inc. This unique organization provides job training for homeless and low-income individuals in Chicago through a social enterprise business based on organic agriculture. Program participants work to plant and harvest the gardens, sell the organic produce in local markets and gain valuable job experience that helps reintroduce them back into the workforce."

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