Philosophy - Elements 4 Nature embodies the resurrection of the composite philosophies of Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and Marcus Garvey. Booker T. Washington and Carver worked together at Tuskegee Institute towards a common goal of helping "The Man Farthest Down". Marcus Garvey and Booker T. Washington were good friends and shared a common philosophical goal of Nation building.
History - Jon Adkins, founder of Elements 4 Nature (E4N) conceptualized Elements 4 Nature in 2005. He started doing business with Dr. Faye Williams of Natural Health Options in 2005. Jon Adkins signed a long term exclusive agreement with Natural Health Options in 2006 to manufacture and sell the George Washington Carver & Dr. Austin W. Curtis Lotion. In June 2008, Elements 4 Nature was formally established. Since the company was established in 2008, the company has gone through organizational changes. However, the goal of Elements 4 Nature remains the same.
Jon Adkins, the brother in the picture with the white lab coat is standing with some of the Agriculture Professionals who attended Tuskegee University's 74th annual Agriculture Conference in 2016, held at Tuskegee University. Jon Adkins graduated from Tuskegee Institute in 1985. He graduated from the 100th graduating class of Tuskegee Institute. He was part of the last graduating class to graduate from Tuskegee Institute before the name was changed to Tuskegee University.
Goals - The goal of Elements 4 Nature (E4N) is to create jobs in the Black/African American community by selling George Washington Carver based products. The history of African Americans living experiences in the United States has not been a good experience for us. African Americans continue to struggle because of the direct effects to the brutality experienced while living in bondage under slavery in the United States. The psychological effects of slavery still exist in a large majority of African Americans living in the United States. The US government passed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863; however, nothing was done by White "Americans" to reverse the mental slave state that still exists within a large majority of African-Americans living in the United States today. The slave mentality that exists within the African American community was produced by the White slave masters on the physical plantation after over 250 years of conditioning. Therefore, collectively African Americans still remain in poverty mentally and physically. African Americans are still at the bottom of the bottom in the United States. Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver dedicated their lives in uplifting and strengthening "The Man Farthest Down". In the spirit of both men along with Marcus Garvey, Elements 4 Nature is selling George Washington Carver wonderful products to create jobs within the African American community. Just like Carver who revolutionized the southern economy back in the day with his inventions and wonderful products, Elements 4 Nature is using George Washington Carver's wonderful products once again to help resurrect the Black economy in the United States. E4N knows Carver products are wonderful and will blow away any other competing products in the marketplace. E4N is dedicated in the goal and mission to uplift African American communities all across this country and continue to work hard to make this company achieve the same reality that George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington were able to accomplish despite our enemies who are working overtime against us.
Much credit needs to be given to Dr. E. Faye Williams, who not only signed an exclusive agreement with Elements 4 Nature to re-introduced some of George Washington Carver's products back in the marketplace, but credit is due to her for keeping George Washington Carver's legacy alive. Dr. Austin Curtis kept the legacy of Carver going by introducing George Washington Carver's products into the marketplace in 1944 when he started Curtis Labs in Detroit. Curtis Labs became the largest Black owned manufacturing company in the United States. Dr. E. Faye Williams purchased Curtis Labs in 2000 before Dr. Curtis passed and made the transition to the ancestors in 2003. Dr. E. Faye Williams is keeping Carver's legacy alive by making Carver's wonderful products available once again through her partnership with Elements 4 Nature. The partnership was updated recently the last day of Black History Month 2019 to include more ownership of products made by Dr. Carver and Dr. Curtis by Elements 4 Nature. The following is a quote from Dr. E. Faye Williams soon after the exclusive agreement was signed with Elements 4 Nature in 2008: "George Washington Carver's work has been extremely important, not only to the Black community, but to the world. We are delighted to have someone with a Tuskegee connection to help us in carrying on Carver's work".