What Is Nurture~Nature?

**Nurture Nature has now partnered with a wonderful ministry, Gleaning the Harvest. A Christian ministry, Gleaning the Harvest supports widows and single mothers, as God calls us to do in James 1:

The religious observance that God the Father considers pure and faultless is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being contaminated by the world.” James 1:27

Fifty percent of all proceeds go to support this fabulous ministry. You can click on the buttons below to donate at your discretion.

This is my seedling attempt at my dream store. I have wanted for a very long time to have a store that catered specifically to natural parenting/living. There is nothing like this yet in Jacksonville, leaving people searching to find all the items they need, and certainly never finding one locally that houses them all.

In addition, and of much more significance, I wanted this store to be affordable. Certainly we would all love to buy everything we see in the latest magazine, the eco-friendly crib or those cute witty saying onesies, but truthfully only a small few of us can afford all those “luxuries”. I do not fit into that category. I have spent much of my 20s as a single mom to one, and now 3 boys. I have champagne taste and never more than a beer budget (usually, the cheapest 40oz). So I wanted to create what I have always wanted and offer items just as cool as any other ritzy boutique, just as eco-conscious, and even more so because 90% of them are truly recycled, used, pre-owned, or however you choose to phrase it.

So comes the birth of Nurture~Nature, my humble internet-based business, though local to Jacksonville. If you are reading this now, you are seeing the infant stage of what I hope will be something profoundly impactful.


4 responses to “What Is Nurture~Nature?

  1. lesliesarah

    —— 6/5/2008
    in an email explaining my mission:

    I am collecting items with my own funds to expand my humble blog/store so I’m trying to spend as little as I can, but not at the expense of anyone. The mission and purpose of my blog/store is to have one local place (and its only internet now, but I’m local so pickup is local and, God-willing, this will grow) where mamas can get all of their natural (conscious/ attachment/ eco-friendly) parenting items. There is nothing like that here and even when we can find the items, they are in specialty stores BRAND NEW and OVERPRICED.

    So, I’m assuming most other moms who are interested in these items are as financially wealthy as I am (which is meager) and want a place to find these items discounted/used. And also where they can trade/sell/whatever) their cloth diapers, toys, books and anything else that fits in this niche without having to scour 50 sites or shop on ebay receiving packages from all over the US.

    Thanks so much!

  2. Brie

    Great website Les! Good luck

  3. It’s a great concept. Never give up. Never EVER give up!

  4. This is a wonderful blog/shop/concept! Best of luck!!!

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