Archive for December, 2013

Looking Back at 2013

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In true Whole Earth fashion, we had a bloomin’ good time in 2013. There’s a New Year on our horizon – 365 days just waiting to blossom, each with its own beauty, challenges and fun! But before we turn away from 2013, let’s take a quick look at where we’ve been. In this past year, Whole Earth Provision Co. took part in more events around Texas than ever before and while remaining deeply rooted in our Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Southlake communities. We’re strong supporters of groups working to preserve and restore the environment and volunteers from our stores have helped clean up local rivers and parks and taught outdoor education classes for children and teens. So let’s revisit a few of the events we’ve sponsored, and non-profit groups, large and small, that we’ve supported. Hope we’ll see you in the coming year!


Texas Park Rangers visit our stores during April is Texas State Parks Month

Texas Park Rangers visit our stores during April is Texas State Parks Month

Statewide
• Big Bend Ultra
   – the best trail race in a National Park.
• April is Texas State Parks Month
   – Fundraising for our Texas State Parks with the
      Banff World Tour and Radical Reels Film Festival
• Earth Day
   – We celebrated in four cities!
• Chaco Gives Back
   – Raising funds for the Friends of Enchanted Rock
• Patagonia Advocacy Weeks
   – Raising funds for Audubon Texas
• New Toy and Kids’ Book Drive
   – brightening the holidays for disadvantage children


Bob Jones Nature Center Check Presentation

Bob Jones Nature Center Check Presentation

L to R: Buddy Luce, Board Member, Sebastian Cancino, Southlake store manager, Debra Edmondson, President of the Board of Directors and Wanda Schafer, Board Member of Bob Jones Nature Center.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the cash register fund drive for Bob Jones Nature Center during Southlake’s Housewarming celebration. The drive netted almost $600 in contributions from both customers and Whole Earth Provision Co.

The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is an education center that includes almost 20 miles of hiking and equestrian trails and access to acres of Cross Timbers habitat on the U.S. Corps of Engineers land. Birdwatching and geocaching are popular activities at the Center. There are also educational programs for all ages including Ecotherapy and the Urban Ecology Field School where teachers learn new ways to integrate ecology into their classrooms. The Nature Center also offers classes on nature photography, composting and even a book club.

Thank you all for supporting this Southlake treasure.