Garden Resources from Filtrexx

I have been hearing good things about a local company that offers garden resources and more. Here is a video of a recent gardening project they were involved with in a local community.

If you are looking for a green resource  to create a garden for your homeschool group, Filtrexx Foundation recently  announced that they’ve achieved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization status and are available for similar projects. Here is a recent press release that I received about it. 

Grafton, Ohio, Sept. 23, 2010 –The Filtrexx Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on facilitating environmentally conscious projects, achieved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization status on September 15, 2010. The Filtrexx Foundation was formed to work collaboratively with public and private entities to facilitate projects such as food initiatives, gardens and playgrounds in Greater Cleveland communities and nationwide.  The Filtrexx Foundation serves as the starting point and partner for organizations with project ideas by providing an avenue to receive the funding and resources necessary to initiate and execute their projects.

As their first collaboration, The Filtrexx Foundation, in partnership with Church of the Open Door, enabled the distribution of 300 food gardens to low-income families in Lorain County as part of the 2010 Serve Elyria program.  The fruit and vegetable gardens were built with materials provided entirely by donations from Church of the Open Door, and were installed by Open Door Volunteers.

One recipient, Holly Wade, is thankful for the gardens made possible by the partnership between Church of the Open Door and The Filtrexx Foundation.  “Thanks for allowing us to participate in this program,” says Holly.  “It is a blessing…especially in this economy to be able to go out in the backyard and pick fresh vegetables right out of your own garden!”

Following this collaboration, The Filtrexx Foundation further developed their mission to serve as a partner for governmental entities, school districts, and other nonprofits in need of resources to make their environmentally conscious projects a reality.  Additionally, The Filtrexx Foundation provides each project and partner organization with its own website where individuals or other organizations can learn more about the project, watch its progress, and donate funds or volunteer time.  Through their collaborative projects, The Filtrexx Foundation strives to educate communities on the use of annually renewable, bio-based, recycled natural products within public areas.  Please visit www.filtrexxfoundation.com for more information and to get involved.

Contact:

Kristin Nix
Filtrexx Foundation
kristin@filtrexx.com
www.filtrexxfoundation.com
(p) 440-926-2607
(f) 440-926-4021
35481 Grafton Eastern Rd
Grafton, Ohio 44044

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One Response to “Garden Resources from Filtrexx”

  1. Lori on September 30th, 2010 2:48 pm

    Hi Mary,

    I’ve enjoyed reading your posts on The Informed Parent. It’s important for the home school community to share resources and techniques, so I applaud your good work. I was particularly excited to see you feature my company, Flocabulary, in your post “The Last 18 Years in Rap”

    I wanted to share some free resources with you that may be of interest to your readers. Flocabulary produces educational hip-hop music and curricular tools. In addition to The Week In Rap, we have lots of free songs and videos on our website, http://www.flocabulary.com

    Interested readers can also listen to how we teach addition and subtraction to youngsters, or increase their vocabulary knowledge.

    I’m interested to know what you think of the programs. If you’d like to review a physical book and CD, just let me know.

    Thanks. Have a good school year. And happy blogging!

    Lori

    Lori Shearer
    Flocabulary | http://www.flocabulary.com
    55 Washington St #259 | Brooklyn, NY 11201
    718-852-0105 office | 646-514-5853 fax