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Growing Solutions Commits to Plant a Billion

Chris Baliko

This past Christmas, Chris Baliko of Growing Solutions, LLC in Ridgefield received a pair of TOMS Shoes as a gift from his sister. TOMS Shoes was founded on the principle of compassionate action and giving back. In order to accomplish this, with every purchase of shoes made, TOMS Shoes donates one pair to a needy person. Impressed with this idea, Chris wondered how he could incorporate that same model into his full service organic landscaping business. After a few clicks on Google, he quickly found what he was looking for. The Nature Conservancy has initiated a Plant A Billion campaign. Their intention is to plant one billion trees throughout the world, focusing primarily on the Brazilian Rain Forest and parts of Eastern Africa which are in such dire need. Chris and his partner Paul Fujitani, decided to assist this initiative. So this season, for every tree purchased from Growing Solutions, LLC, the company will make a donation to the Nature Conservancy to help them achieve their goal. Chris Baliko is the co-owner of Growing Solutions, LLC and is an accredited organic land care professional and a member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.

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