Why is our campaign special?
1. The Good Tree Farm Project is - absolutely - unique in its structure, goals and objectives. It really does address important problems for our Faith Communities and Faith-based Private Schools. Proof: do you know anyone else trying to do this?
2. Donations go to invest and benefit the Faith Community, Faith-based Private School, Disadvantaged Minority or First Nation you choose, not to profit the farm.
3. Succeeding at empowering Faith Communities and Faith-based Private Schools through the Good Tree Farm Project could spark a trend around the country that would strengthen people of faith in America.
Why your support of this campaign matters?
Most Faith Communities, and many Faith-based Private Schools, regularly conduct donation drives and fundraisers to support their institution, buildings, community activities and staff. Many congregations are fed up and tapped out. We want to change that by giving them a share in an agribusiness and farming real estate which will reduce their need for donation drives and fundraising.
Make healthy, certified organic food affordable and accessible to middle and working class Americans. A large percentage of the congregation in Faith Communities and Faith-based Private Schools in lower income areas are working class and do not have the disposable income to afford organic from Whole Foods, or even the organic section of the regular grocery stores.
Members of an invested Faith Community or Faith-based Private School get a special $1/lb price for their groceries using the SNAP-EBT card and monthly nutritional education seminars when their organization becomes invested in the Good Tree Farm Project.
The students of the Faith-based Private School or the youth of the Faith Community get to use the farm as a ‘Third Space’ - for camping, spiritual/knowledge retreats, picnics, sports tournaments, skills (archery, paint-ball), celebrations (graduation, wedding parties, etc.), outdoor science trips - all in a safe and secured private property where they will not be subject to any racially or religiously motivated threats or violence
Faith Communities that conduct interfaith activities can use the farm as a neutral space for their interfaith events, environmental stewardship and food justice activism, etc.
Faith Communities will get no-cost space to grow food dedicated to charitable distribution to the needy families in their congregation.
Faith Community youth can use the farm to get to know and collaborate with other youth of other faiths on issues important to them, thus building a network of interfaith friends with similar interests – the future ‘engaged’ generation of Faithful Americans.