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MATCHING DONOR ALERT! An anonymous donor has pledged to match the yearly gifts of all new supporting members that sign up before the end of the year! That means every dollar you pledge will be doubled!
It is clear now more than ever that we are sustained by the earth we live on and we must take care of it. Help us grow our community orchards and educational programs supporting sustainable agriculture on Washington Island.
Your contribution is crucial to the success of our mission to educate kids and adults about sustainable agriculture — and to meet our end goal of supporting healthy people and healthy land. With your help, we will be able to work toward our ambitious goals of planting and programming.
We are planting more disease-resistant fruit and nut trees and planting blueberries and lingonberries where we have the right kind of soils. We are also continuing to work with some of the most knowledgeable grape growers in Wisconsin to transition the vineyard to a new low-impact management style that does not use sprays harmful to pollinators, birds, or humans.
In the next year, we will continue hosting our six-week internship for college-age people who want learn more about sustainable agriculture and issues in food studies. We are also working with the Island School and regional experts to bring great hands-on experiences for people of all ages.
With so much important work ahead, we are energized by your commitment to Gathering Ground and are grateful that you choose to Plant for the Future with us. Your support makes our work possible.