Memberships, accreditations and organizations we support
Our central Virginia property was decreed a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation in March 2019.
Verdura Culinary Gardens was awarded EcoBiz certification for Landscape Services. EcoBiz was a metro area certification program that recognized businesses that met rigorous standards in environmental protection.
Verdura was also awarded the GreenPeople Seal of Approval. GreenPeople is an organization that publishes a directory for consumers and businesses interested in finding eco-friendly companies. The Seal of Approval verifies that products and services meet a set of meaningful and consistent standards for environmental protection and/or social justice.
Ecotrust is a Portland-based nonprofit organization based on the idea that economic and ecological systems are mutually interdependent. They support local businesses and host numerous events open to the public.
Slow Food U.S.A. is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating the food traditions of North America. Slow Food U.S.A. believes that pleasure and quality in everyday life can be achieved by slowing down, respecting the convivial traditions of the table, and celebrating the diversity of the earth’s bounty. The members of Slow Food Portland are a diverse group of food enthusiasts with a curiosity about food traditions and heritage, local artisanal products, sustainable agriculture and the protection of the biodiversity of our local and global food sheds.
The Organic Consumers Association has a wealth of information for consumers concerned with health, sustainability and other important issues.