We’re a global company with a local heart
Founded at the University of Missouri and headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, we strongly believe in supporting our local community, strengthening our neighborhoods, eliminating the barrier between business and community, and fostering the growth of our local sustainable non-profit initiatives.
The Giving Grove
The Giving Grove empowers people in Kansas City communities to achieve greater food security. By planting small, urban orchards that are then championed and maintained by neighborhood individuals, school, and church groups, they support new entrepreneurs who learn, grow, give time, and harvest to transform and reshape the community in which they live.
These community orchards provide a source of nutritious fruits and nuts for neighborhoods in need. They become a connection to nature and foster a community of curiosity. They foster new relationships and thrive as gathering places for celebrations and midday snacks.
We are proud to partner with The Giving Grove by providing SCD Bio Ag® for their orchards, helping them nourish depleted urban soil and grow healthier trees that flourish where they’re grown.
Niles Home for Children
In Kansas City, some of the biggest social disparities have been within the amount of resources and support available for at-risk children and their families; in response to this, the Niles Home for Children was established. This community-based organization assists children in low-income, urban areas with their mental health and education needs by providing them with masters-level therapists, quality special education services and access to food and housing. Volunteers and staff assist the students in learning how to prepare for the future. As a way to help the children at Niles become more self-sufficient, they thought an in-door composter would be very beneficial for cultivating their own community garden, as well as instilling a sense of responsibility for the children.
SCD Probiotics donated All-Season Indoor Composter® Kits to the organization to help them with this goal. The composter takes scrap food and (after some time) turns it into a clean, healthy way of fertilizing the soil, eliminating the need for chemically-based products that could be potentially harmful. This addition to the organization has assisted the century-old organization in their initiative to lessen disparities, both in their community and their residents.