Our focus over the last 15 years has been to promote sustainable living skills to build confidence and empower our community in the Illinois Valley. We dream of being able to increase our program impacts across Southern Oregon to better support our neighbors on their path to self-sufficiency and connection. 51 years ago on April 22, 1970 the first Earth Day took place with the participation of 20 million Americans. This was the catalyst for environmental action across the United States and eventually worldwide. While to us, every day is “Earth Day,” there is no better time than Earth Month, to honor and celebrate the meaningful work we are committed to! One of the most valuable experiences for us has been the journey of finding right relationship with the EARTH that we are inextricably woven. We are passionate about being homesteaders and stewards of Southern Oregon, and sharing knowledge specific to this area. Some of our educational focuses include herbalism, wildcrafting, natural building, food forests, permaculture, animal husbandry, tree grafting, gardening, off-grid power systems, and more. Our current programs include: The IV Gleaning Project, Resource Libraries, and our new Earth Scouts! Outdoor School for teens & adults. Currently we need to raise funds to hire Earth Scouts teachers and a Program Coordinator, along with purchasing new curriculum materials like books and tools. Your auction donations will directly contribute to helping us expand these programs in 2021.