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Mothership Monthly – April 23

By April 23, 2023July 23rd, 2023No Comments

Happy Earth Month, Earthling. While we are committed to environmental awareness every month, let us take this opportunity together to raise awareness during Earth Month about these very important issues facing our beautiful planet.⁠ At Mother, we remain dedicated to the environment and our community. Our focus is to develop partnerships in health, social development, the arts and the environment to continuously commit to our planet. Our goal is to cut our CO2 emission levels in half by 2030 and be Net Zero by 2050.

In this issue we are sharing ways we commit to the health of our planet, community partners and helpful resources to make the most of Earth Month and beyond.

Staying the course, sustainably

The road to a better future starts with all of us. We have implemented practices in our kombucha brewery that we feel set foundations for real change. Here are a few ways we are doing our part.

Carbon Footprint 👣

⁠🚲️ 90% of our staff lives within 7 miles of our brewery⁠
🌞 5% of our electricity is powered by Solar panels ⁠
💡 25% of our lighting has been changed to LED with a goal to be 100% by 2026 ⁠
💦 All water and equipment are low-flow energy efficient⁠

Packaging Optimization 📦️

Our cardboard boxes come from recycled material. We work with suppliers to ensure that the pallets our products are shipped on get reused. ️

Waste Generation ️️️️️🌱

100% of our brewing and package materials get either composted or recycled.

Partner Highlight, Edible Peace Patch Project

Our community is full of incredible organizations. We spent a day in the Edible Peace Patch gardens (our compost partner) learning more about how they impact our community and the resources they need to continue their program. Edible Peace Patch gardens are educational gardens located primarily in Title 1 elementary schools in Pinellas County. Title 1 schools have a high percentage of children from low-income families and are often located in food deserts.  These educational gardens are built through community partnerships and with local resources and volunteers. The purpose of the gardens are to teach children science, wellness and healthy eating. Currently there are gardens in 9 elementary schools throughout Pinellas County. All 9 of edible Peach Patch gardens rely on compost for soil. The compost is a mix of our kombucha, coffee and mulch – which is picked up on their weekly compost route from local businesses.

Niki, pictured here, is the Garden Supervisor and was kind enough to show us around the lush, beautiful garden at Lakewood Elementary. Since 2009, the program has expanded to eight schoolyard gardens and one community garden. They offer in-school education program, an after-school program, and a families program.

Volunteer with Edible Peace Patch

We’re sipping on, Garden Party

A zero proof elixir made with freshly picked herbs from the Edible Peach Patch gardens. We chose lemon balm and lavender to complement the flavors of our Turmeric Ginger Lemonade.

5 oz Turmeric Ginger Lemonade
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Lemon balm & Lavender

Muddle lavender, lemon balm, lemon juice and simple syrup
Add ice
Pour Turmeric Ginger Lemonade
Stir, Stir, Stir
Garnish with remaining herbs
Sip + Enjoy!


Our community has many non-profit organizations working to preserve our future by doing good for the environment. If you are interested in volunteering, check out the list of organizations and opportunities below