Friends of Emerald Earth
Dear Friends and Family of Emerald Earth Sanctuary,
Greetings from the bright green hills of Mendocino County where we are celebrating our 25th anniversary of intentional community this year! At a quarter of a century of working in community, we have much to be grateful for.
The fruit trees planted years ago are producing abundantly, our pigs, chickens and cows are thriving, our recently expanded solar electric system provides ample energy, last year we had many more requests to take our Natural Building Intensive than we could enroll, our small, energy efficient homes are cozy and comforting and the new Common House, while only two-thirds complete, is functioning as our community kitchen and meeting space. Especially gratifying are the hundreds of students, work trade and visitors who have received first hand experience in holistic lifestyle choices. For all your support whether physical, financial or spiritual, we’d like to express our DEEP HEARTFELT GRATITUDE!
This year, in order to further our goal of completing the new Common House, we’ve decided to introduce the “Friends of Emerald Earth” fund raising campaign. In the past few years, we’ve raised over $75,000 towards our goal of $100,000. “THANK YOU!” Recently, construction has slowed due to lack of funds. All of our labor has been donated free of charge, yet building materials such as roofing are costly. Therefore, we are reaching out now to ask for your support in our endeavor to build an educational community that serves as a beacon of inspiration in a troubled world.
What does it mean to become a “Friend of Emerald Earth”? No, you are not required to sit through any consensus based decision meetings. You will be directly supporting an innovative “ecovillage” practicing and teaching what we learn about Permaculture and non-hierarchical decision making, in a community setting. Of course we’ll continue to send you the annual “DIRT” newsletter, we’d love to give you a FREE TOUR of the latest improvements at Emerald Earth. For donations over $500, we will place your name on a Gratitude wall in the Common House.
We greatly appreciate your continued support!
Emerald Earth Sanctuary Land Council
Abeja, Birute, Brent, Darryl, Deena, Jess, Jim, Liz, Michael, Mika, Sara, and Tom