The Sustainable Agricultural Network for Training and Environmental Education
S.A.N.T.E.E. Farm and Gardens is only three years old and 16.5 acres in size. Although we are a not-for-profit educational organization committed to teaching, our main activity is the noble task of sun-up to sun-down farming and gardening. It's hard work, but what makes the effort worthwhile is the joy of hosting numerous visitors to our display gardens and growing sites. We welcome the opportunity to create a shared learning experience by which tools, training, land and educational seminars are made available to you, our honored guests. In fact, we place more value on nurturing long lasting relationships with our guests than we do on growing vegetables. Why?
It's simple -- because we care about our children and the safety and security of their food supply.
Agriculture is about people and community, not profits earned at the expense of the environment or at the expense of our personal health. Agriculture is about creating a culture of empowerment and interdependence -- so that our children master the skills and see the link between eating and taking responsibility for protecting the web of life they will inherit from us. Children need to know where their food comes from; they need to see how it is grown; they need to walk alongside the people who till the soil and steward the land and animals. But who will show them? Who amongst us has the time? The answer is all of us, pulling together as a team. We need each others gifts.
With your help we will continue to expand our boundaries of activity and influence. A donation of any size during the year 2003 will put you on our mailing list for a once-a- year calendar of events, newsletter and donation invitation.
Our promise to you is that we will never give out your mailing or e-mail address, nor conduct telemarketing, nor pester you with tote bags and key chains. What we will do is conduct our operation as frugally as possible and turn your donation into something valuable to see and something you'll be proud to support. Who knows? Inspired by the scent of karela flowers and the site of deep green foliage, you may even grab a shovel from the garden shed and dig in!
--Reminders of educational seminars and workshops
--Progress reports on the 'Garden of Sevven Gates'
--News of S.A.N.T.E.E. Farm Camp for chiildren ages 9 to 15
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