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Green Philanthropy from the Ground up

Green Philanthropy from the Ground up

Black Gold, a Sun Gro Horticulture product-line, built its reputation on trusted all-organic potting soils, fertilizers and soil amendments. “We are dedicated to creating products that help our customers easily grow organic food in every American backyard,” says Blair Busenbark, National Marketing Manager at Sun Gro Horticulture. “The problem is that non-profit organizations also need quality soil products for their organic food gardening programs, so we decided to help them out.”

As Black Gold transitions to new packaging and finalizes its line for the 2013 gardening season, some products must be phased out. Rather than selling to a discounter, Busenbark opted for a more philanthropic solution: to donate these valuable organic soil building materials to non-profit organizations that promote sustainable gardening.

Many of these carefully blended fertilizers and other Black Gold products are OMRI listed, and such independently verified organic soil amendments are rarely seen in the budget-minded gardening endeavors of non-profits. The value of quality organic soil building products cannot be overstated, and such donations are sure to increase yields of healthy food in the 2013 gardening season to come.