Planting the Seed Of Good Nutrition
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Dominex Natural Foods believes in using fresh, and healthy ingredients in our products. As a way to give back to our communities, we started “Planting the Seeds of Good Nutrition”. This program supports those who strive to provide fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and even eggs to people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to grow a garden.
Community gardens are a way for neighborhoods, schools, or churches to plant and care for their own plot from seed to harvest. The gardens yield a bounty of healthy food. Often these community gardens donate produce to those in need and the elderly.
Many community gardens make planting and harvesting a family affair by welcoming children. Some even offer special kids programs. Through these programs, children learn gardening skills and get hands-on experience. They also learn about plants, nutrition, animals, insects, rainwater, cooking, and much more. The knowledge children gain and the love of gardening and eating healthy will stay with them for a lifetime.
Dominex's “Planting the Seeds of Good Nutrition” provides these gardens with monetary gifts, seeds, plants, and gardening supplies. Our pilot program started with three organizations in our hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
Benefits of Gardening
Avid gardeners believe that gardening is great for your health and offers many benefits.
How Our Program Works
Three times a year we will select three community gardens and will help support with a monetary grant, garden tools, seeds and plants. To enter your community garden or school simply email us a short paragraph describing what your garden needs the most and how it could benefit from our "Plant the Seeds," grant. Send a photo of your garden with your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will select three winners. Our next award program will begin just in time for Fall planting, August 1st.
During the primary growing months of April, May and June. Dominex Natural Foods will be giving away seeds via Facebook and our website. Our company will be handing out over 100 packs of non GMO seed packs to those people who email us at email@example.com or enter via our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/dominexeggplant (Supplies are limited)
Gardens We Support
City Sprouts: “Since 1995, City Sprouts has been combating the food desert in North Omaha by maintaining community gardens, creating demonstration plots, providing educational resources, and establishing an urban farm. City Sprouts works with Omahans to build local food systems, improve community health, empower neighborhoods, and strengthen economic viability and sustainability.”
Gifford Park Community GardenTheir mission is to provide opportunities for people to grown plants and vegetables, and to grow personally through healthy activities. Gifford Park promotes organic gardening practices, good stewardship of the land and encourages involvement of all different people and cultures to keep the garden ‘alive’ and ‘growing’.
Dundee Elementary School Dundee Elementary has served the Dundee area for over 100 years. Dundee offers many exciting education opportunities including a school garden. Students and their families are encouraged to care for the garden and learn stewardship of the land, healthy eating, and teamwork.
Guide for Planting eggplant
Since our featured ingredient in many of our Dominex products is eggplant. Here's some pointers for planting eggplant in your garden. Eggplant is a warm climate vegetable and does not tolerate frost. Cool nights can slow the eggplant's growth. (Consider creating a microclimate in your garden with simple brick/stone walls or ground covering to retain the day's heat). Plant eggplants in rich soil with full sun, with protection from winds. Eggplant can take up to 4 months to bear fruit. So, be sure to plant early enough for a harvest before fall's first frost arrives.