Commitment to Sustainability
Kellogg Garden Products would like to congratulate the UN World Food Programme (WFP) on being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. This is a powerful reminder that peace and Zero Hunger go hand-in-hand. The UNFP work on the ground in some of the most dangerous and hardest-to-reach places around the globe, doing whatever they can to deliver life-saving meals to millions of hungry people every day. But they can’t do it without our help. We’re coming together around the world today to bring this issue to light and help provide a voice to the voiceless – to the millions of people trapped between conflict and hunger.
Kellogg Garden Products proudly creates organic products that encourage sustainability, while building life in the soil. This #stopthewaste campaign created by the UN World Food Programme, is a commitment to the pursuit of ending world hunger, creating less food waste, and improving the sustainability of lives, which aligns with our Kellogg Garden values that in our 95 years, we have taken great strides in moving towards a zero-waste model of operations.
How You Can Be More Sustainable
Start your own garden – but not just any garden; a sustainable garden. Some easy steps to begin with:
- Use 100% organic soils and fertilizers
- Use collected water (buckets in the shower, rain buckets, mulch)
- Reusing pots
Composting is a great, easy way to practice sustainability. It takes biodegradable things such as peels of fruits and vegetables, stems, and even teabags. The list of things, however, does not end there. If you’d like to learn more about composting and how it can be done, look here.
Organic Soils & Fertilizers
The simple reason to use organic soil is to put soil made from the environment, back in the environment. By using organic soils and fertilizers for your gardening projects you will grow healthier food that is safe for you and your family to enjoy.
Passively Collecting Water
Passively collecting water is a very simple and easy process. For example, using buckets in the shower helps reduce the amount of water going to waste. You can then use these buckets full of water to water your numerous plants without having to run a hose. Passively collecting rain water through the use of rain barrels that are fed via roof gutters is also a great way to capture water that can be used in your garden or landscape. By using the natural water given to us via rain, you are giving yourself another way to eliminate turning on the faucet to fill up your watering can or hose. Finally, mulch can be used to help retain water that would otherwise be runoff. Mulch soaks up a lot of water (this includes when it rains) but primarily helps retain moisture already in the soil, limiting runoff to keep plants hydrated.
Instead of just buying new ones, you can simply use rinsed out containers to grow small plants. These add to the sustainability of your garden by creating a more eco friendly environment through the use of recycling. It also would be beneficial to instead of throwing out your pots along with dead plants, you can save those pots and reuse them for other gardening projects or for any other plant that might need to be potted.