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Small Business Partners Can Make A Big Impact

Project type: 
Million Tree Challenge
Year: 
2013

MTC Partners come in all shapes and sizes, from independent professionals right up to large corporations. For London's Million Tree Challenge to be a success, we need hundreds of Partners in all areas and in all shapes and sizes.

Million Tree Challenge Partner Hummingbird Homestead is doing their part in London's Million Tree Challenge. Although a small business, this MTC Partner is certainly working hard to get trees planted in London. Owners Danielle Balan and Albert Agar have pledged to plant a tree in London for every product they sell and currently they are over 800 trees!

Hummingbird Homestead are passionate about creating a heathier and greener London and building their business based on quality natural products and giving back to the community through tree planting. "It is a great way to give back to our community for generations to come, not to mention who doesn't love clean air!" says Albert Agar. When aksed about planting a tree for each product sold, Agar notes, "This always bring a smile to customers faces. As many of our all natural bath and body products are purchased as gifts, knowing a tree will be planted right here in London is a huge added value to the customer and helps our company stand out of the crowd."

Hummingbird Homestead has also been generous by donating an in-kind basket of their great natural products to ReForest London for our booth draw prize at the Chamber of Commerce's May Business After Five. Business people were interested in quality, local products and even took home a small soap sample to try.Hummingbird Homestead

Agar notes of their products, "At Hummingbird Homestead we make handcrafted artisan soap using the cold process method. We use no fragrances, artificial colouring, additives, parabens, sulphates or any other harsh chemicals. We also make lip balm, body butter, sunscreen, sugar scrub, bug repellent, and soy candles. We use essential oils to scent our soap using several of our own enticing blends. We use Organic sunflower oil from Rodney that is cold pressed on a sustainable farm in Port Burwell. Our body butter and soaps also have Virgin Organic unrefined Shea Butter from Ghana as it is exceptional for moisturizing skin. We also grow many of our own fruits and vegetables on our urban homestead."

People can find Hummingbird Homestead's products every Saturday at the Western Fair Farmers Market or at The Millhouse, a new store at The Arva Flour Mill. Their beer soaps can be purchased at Grand River Brewing in Cambridge, and the Mill Street Brewery retail stores in Toronto and Ottawa. You can find them on Facebook at "Hummingbird Homestead Soap." They will also have a booth this Saturday (June 1st) at "Gathering on the Green" in Wortley Village.

Thank you Hummingbird Homestead for being a Million Tree Challenge Partner and for planting a tree for every product you sell. Small businesses can make a big impact in London's Million Tree Challenge.