Did you know that our beautiful butterflies are in Decline? There are now only 1/15th as many Monarchs as there were in 1997.
Their decline has been caused by a number of factors:
Monarchs need milkweed to live and loss of their natural habitat has been a major factor in their decline. Much of the land they migrated to yearly has been destroyed due to genetic engineering and planting of soybean fields in Mexico where the milkweed naturally grew.
As well, herbicide use and genetic engineering in the 80's and 90's killed them and their natural habitat.
So, in response, Origin is now funding the "GROVE FUND", a special nonprofit her in Santa Cruz for education and protection for the Monarchs that annually migrate here, to Natural Bridges State Park. Your purchase will also help fund this program, so the more you buy, the more we donate to this very good cause.