Ashley

Ashley Bonn is the Sustainability Communications Specialist for Mountain Rose Herbs. She is deeply passionate about social and ecological justice and has several years of experience in community building. Her sustainability journey began after completing an International Business program and studying abroad in South America, where she became inspired to learn more about equitable practices for regenerative living. In 2016, Ashley moved to Portland, Oregon where she completed a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership and worked for several nonprofit organizations. After living in Portland for seven years, she left the busy city and moved to Eugene to deepen her connection with the land. Ashley enjoys hiking, snowboarding, exploring new places, and seeing live music in her free time.

Recent Posts

Cultivating Change: Insights from the Small Farms Conference

 

Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we stand for a future in which domestic, diversely-owned farms thrive, growing organic herbs and becoming more resilient each year by sustainably adapting to changing climates. What’s needed to make this dream come true is a just, regenerative agriculture system that truly supports and values farmers. Last week, I had the opportunity to join 800 farmers and producers at our local university’s Small Farms Conference to learn how to make this future a reality. 

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Sustainable Benefits of a Bioswale and Rain Garden

In Oregon, winters are notoriously known for rainy days, cloudy skies, and wet everything. Some may find it challenging to live without consistent sunshine, but there are many benefits to a seasonal abundance of water. The bioregion of Cascadia consists of numerous rivers, streams, and waterways that carry life to the land, providing nourishment for all species from the top of mountains down to the Pacific Ocean. In some areas, annual rainfall can reach up to 200 inches! So, what do we do with all this water?

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Sprouts: Growing Sustainable Food On Your Countertop


Eating sprouted seeds is a relatively recent culinary trend in the U.S., even though they are ridiculously easy to grow and can be an excellent source of potassium, magnesium, folate, beta-carotene, calcium, vitamin C, and vitamin K. These days, bean sprouts, grain sprouts, and salad sprouts are readily available at farmers markets, natural foods stores, and in the produce section of many grocery stores. But I grow my own because it’s easy to do, saves me money, and I like to keep control over the process to ensure that the sprouts I feed my family are safe and at the peak of flavor and nutrition.

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Mountain Rose Herbs Takes Big Steps in Herbal Industry Transparency

In a hyper-connected world full of consumption, how do we make the best choices when purchasing products? How do we determine the impact of our decisions based on our values? Now more than ever, we are faced with businesses greenwashing customers, and as a result, consumers have become detached from where things come from or how they have come to be. Terms like “natural” or “therapeutic” are used with reckless abandon and we are given minimal information to make the best choices for our bodies and our planet.

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For Life: A Tool to Measure Corporate Social Responsibility

 

For over a decade, Mountain Rose Herbs has worked closely with Fair for Life (FFL), a Switzerland-based, fair trade certification program that seriously ups the ante on fair trade practices, making life-changing improvements in labor relationships both externally and internally. The mission is clear in this program statement: Fair for Life’s vision is a world where trade, through ethical, fair, and respectful partnerships, is a driving force for positive and sustainable change benefiting people and their environment.

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10 Zero-Waste Swaps for a Sustainable New Year

Welcome to a new year! What are you calling in and saying yes to? What are you letting go of and saying no to? The beginning of the year is always a great time to take stock of what’s working for you (and not working) individually and collectively. As I look back on 2023, I think about the choices I made throughout the year and the impact that resulted from my actions. I understand that every decision—no matter how small—truly matters, and our actions create a ripple effect in our interconnected world.

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How to Build a Home Mocktail Bar + Recipes

As the new year approaches, many of us attend holiday parties, visit friends and family members, and reflect on the past year. This season is notoriously known for celebrating with lots of drinks, most of which contain alcohol. Fortunately, if you find yourself wanting to enjoy tasty beverages but avoid the dreaded hangover, you can still experience the holiday magic with herbal mocktails!

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Ashley

Ashley Bonn is the Sustainability Communications Specialist for Mountain Rose Herbs. She is deeply passionate about social and ecological justice and has several years of experience in community building. Her sustainability journey began after completing an International Business program and studying abroad in South America, where she became inspired to learn more about equitable practices for regenerative living. In 2016, Ashley moved to Portland, Oregon where she completed a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership and worked for several nonprofit organizations. After living in Portland for seven years, she left the busy city and moved to Eugene to deepen her connection with the land. Ashley enjoys hiking, snowboarding, exploring new places, and seeing live music in her free time.

Recent Posts

Cultivating Change: Insights from the Small Farms Conference

At Mountain Rose Herbs, we stand for a future in which domestic, diversely-owned farms thrive.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

February 28, 2024

Sustainable Benefits of a Bioswale and Rain Garden

Businesses have an impact on water quality and the environment. Learn how Mountain Rose Herbs uses a bioswale and rain garden to manage stormwater runoff.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

February 20, 2024

Sprouts: Growing Sustainable Food On Your Countertop

Eating sprouts is an easy, delicious way to capture nutrients, minerals, and vitamins at their peak. Learn how to sprout seeds on your countertop!
WRITTEN BY Ashley

February 16, 2024

Mountain Rose Herbs Takes Big Steps in Herbal Industry Transparency

Transparency is key for ethical business practices. We're excited to say we're launching a new way to measure the environmental impact of our products!
WRITTEN BY Ashley

February 7, 2024

For Life: A Tool to Measure Corporate Social Responsibility

In 2023, Mountain Rose Herbs received the highest Fair For Life and For Life certification score in its history.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

January 29, 2024

10 Zero-Waste Swaps for a Sustainable New Year

Try these ten alternatives for a greener and cleaner new year ahead.
WRITTEN BY Ashley

January 10, 2024

How to Build a Home Mocktail Bar + Recipes

If you want to limit your alcohol intake this coming year, you will enjoy these tips for creating a home mocktail bar. You'll also find some of our best mocktail recipes for inspiration. Happy and healthy sipping!
WRITTEN BY Ashley

December 26, 2023