Isaiah's Figtree for Justice & Equality
Prior to the murder of George Floyd and the convincing of many (previously silent) people that enough is enough, writing about social injustice on a gardening website may have seemed absurd. Now, it seems absurd NOT to discuss it.
We are outraged at the injustice, oppression, racism, and division that is so prevalent in our country today. While it can leave us feeling overwhelmed and discouraged at times, we are steadfast in our commitment to effect change whenever and wherever we can. We stand firm in our belief that the systems of American society which are rooted in bias, violence, oppression and injustice need to be called out for what they are and reformed to serve all people, fairly and equally.
If you’re like us, you’re becoming more and more intentional about where you’re putting your money these days, and it's important that you support diverse businesses and people who you can respect and feel good about.
Isaiah’s Figtree is owned by a multi-ethnic family (African American, Puerto Rican, Italian American, and Irish American). We are committed to investing our time, energy, and resources into environmental sustainability, social justice, and spiritual growth. We created Isaiah’s Figtree as a vessel for healing the urban Earth and the people of the city who are more isolated from the natural world. We do that through a focus on creating therapeutic, medical, and ornamental gardens, planting native and organic plants where possible, using organic, ethically sourced garden inputs where possible, as well as applying ethical and sustainable business practices, for example:
We seek to hire skilled gardeners with a sense of integrity and empower them through profit-sharing initiatives and personal growth opportunities
Working within the budget of clients of varying financial means so that all people can reap the benefits of nature’s beauty
We give a portion of profits back to a range of causes and organizations that positively impact social justice, alternative education, environmental protection, physical/mental health, and spiritual growth.
If you have any questions or suggestions about how we do business, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org