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  Our Annual Donations  
  Whole Earth Supports Environmental Leadership, Animal Welfare, and Organic Farming

When the Whole Earth Center was created in 1970, our founders designed a unique business structure. Rather than having an owner, Whole Earth is run by a Board of Trustees who oversee the store’s mission to fund environmental education and organizations.

Each year our board and staff select a group of local, national, and international non-profits to receive donations in support of their work. These include organizations working on issues of humane treatment of animals, organic farming, wildlife conservation, environmental education, and protecting our natural resources.

Here are the recipients of our 2018 donations:
Children of the Earth Foundation
Clean Ocean Action
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Food & Water Watch
Friends of Herrontown Woods
Institute for Humane Education
Lawrence Hopewell Trail
Mercer Wildlife Center
National Park Service
Non-GMO Project
Princeton Environmental Film Festival (Princeton Public Library)
Project Drawdown
Real Organic Project
Rodale Institute
SAVE — A Friend to Homeless Animals
Shark Research Institute
Sourland Conservancy
The Suppers Programs
Watershed Institute
Wildlife Conservation Network
Xerces Society

GSOYP_logo_FNLWhole Earth Provides Ongoing Support for Food and Garden Education in the Princeton Public Schools

Since 2006, Whole Earth has held an ongoing school garden fundraiser with our friends at the bent spoon. All of the money from the sale of specially marked pints of bent spoon school garden ice cream (available only at Whole Earth) is donated to the Princeton School Gardens Cooperative to fund food- and garden-based education in the Princeton Public Schools.

We are excited to see that our 2018 donation is being used to fund Garden State on Your Plate—an annual series of four school-wide produce tastings in each of the Princeton elementary schools. Each tasting features a New Jersey produce item. To demonstrate how flavor can be altered by the chef and the students, that item is prepared in two different ways and the students are given citrus and salt to season the produce to their liking. The program reaches 1,400 Princeton elementary school students.

Thanks to the support of our customers and our ongoing partnership with the bent spoon, we helping to build community through food!

bent spoon pints
bent spoon has new packaging and a new label for their School Garden Ice Cream.
  Events at Whole Earth  
  SUPPERS_LOGO_finalSpice Blending with Dor
7PM to 8PM
Thursday, January 24
Whole Earth Cafe
$15 · Register at the Suppers website

Blend your own spice mix, learn to temper seeds, and make a basic curry base and North African spice blends.

HLDG_logo_RGB-WEBHealthy Living Discussion Groups
Begins Wednesday, February 27 and continues on alternating Wednesdays until May 8
7PM to 8:30PM
Whole Earth Center Cafe
Free • Registration Required (see details below)

The Whole Earth Center is pleased to host the Healthy Living Discussion Groups. These lively and engaging gatherings are designed to help our customers explore healthy approaches to food, fitness, and wellness. At each gathering, a brief presentation is followed by a dynamic, facilitated discussion on a group-selected topic. We share tools to help you map a healthier life course, as well as assessments, fact sheets, recipes, and e-mail support. Palmer Uhl CHC and Bea Snowdon MS ACN facilitate our Healthy Living Discussion Groups. Guest experts will also join in the discussion.

Advance registration is required to participate and seating is limited. To begin the registration process, or for more information, please e-mail: or call: 609-924-8021

  Upcoming Local Events  
  Peace Gathering focus 2PeaceWeavers’ 29th annual New Year’s Peace Gathering
Saturday, January 12
(doors open at 6PM)
Princeton University Chapel
$20 per adult suggested donation · Kids are free

Renew your spirit at this unique community event that brings together music, drumming, ceremony, and an inspirational message of peace. Grab your family and friends
and begin the New Year with a clear vision of peace!
  • Bring your drums for a drum circle with Master Drummer Fred Goodnight
  • Performance by the one and only Dady Brothers
  • Musician extraordinaire Deva Troy
  • Enter a raffle to win a beautiful Lakota Star Quilt!
For more information, visit the PeaceWeavers’ Facebook page or contact the Peaceweavers at or 607-776-4060

Cherry Valley Cooperative’s Educational Community Center Campaign
Saturday, January 19
The Historic Red Horse Tavern
Canal Road in Griggstown
$45 per person

Join Cherry Valley Cooperative Farm for an evening of food and music, as well as a preview of the Cooperative’s long-term vision of their role in shaping the local food economy and the future of regenerative farming in New Jersey.

This event is designed to strengthen community connections and expand the base of supporters interested in helping Cherry Valley Cooperative complete their farm market and Educational Community Center project. Their goal is to create a multi-purpose space for cooking demos, educational workshops, film viewings, yoga classes, and music events, as well as a farm market and GAPS-certified vegetable processing facility.

Music will be played by cellist Dan Kassel. Drinks provided by Ironbound Hard Cider and OHMrone Wine. Locally sourced, globally inspired tapas will be prepared by the chefs of the Highlands Dinner Club, including Cherry Valley Cooperative’s own Alec Gioseffi.

NOFA-NJ 29th Annual Winter Conference
Collaborate, Regenerate, Celebrate!
Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27
Rutgers Douglas Student Center
Rutgers University
New Brunswick
Register Here

There is a growing body of research demonstrating the connection between soil health and the health of the overall environment — including wildlife and humans. It is clear that many of the issues we confront today, from pollinator decline to nutritional challenges, tie back to the stewardship of agricultural lands. The NOFA-NJ Winter Conference brings together beginners and experts to share knowledge and collaborate on building an eco-friendly, health-enhancing agricultural movement in the Organic Garden State.

Whole Earth Center is a proud sponsor of NOFA-NJ's 29th Winter Conference.
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