Call to Nature Permaculture Ghana are creating school gardens / feeding program, permaculture training and tree
8

patrons

$45
per month
Call to Nature Permaculture's mission is to care for the Earth, care for people, and share resources by implementing permaculture principles and providing a high quality of permaculture education and training. Our vision is a world in which every school has a garden maintained by its students, every community has a garden maintained by its citizens, and everyone thereby has open access to nourishing organic food. CTNP was licensed in February 2015 by Solomon Amuzu as a not-for-profit NGO based in Accra, Ghana that uses permaculture principles as a tool for community transformation and Earth stewardship. In addition to Founder and Managing Director Amuzu, CTNP staff are Samuel Badu Adofey, Deputy Director, and Rachael Yussif Ramatu, Secretary.

Call to Nature Permaculture has a diverse line of products and services:
  • consulting and design with local schools and farmers to support community development in greater Accra.
  • workshops and trainings for local students as well as international groups at our demonstration farm at Aburi.
  • global presentations on permaculture principles and practices through podcast and video lectures and demonstrations.
  • contribution to food security by providing organic produce to schools (under school feeding program), homeless, institutionalized, or otherwise underserved and at-risk populations.
  • seeds and plant-based health and beauty aids for the local and global community as well as starts for local growers.
  • collaboration with others to propagate permaculture practices through agricultural research and sustainable development of land and water resources.
  • Tree planting projects.

In its first year, Call to Nature Permaculture planted more than 20,000 trees, created rainwater harvesting systems, built structures using repurposed and natural local materials, started three school gardens, and trained students in organic agricultural practices in metro Accra. CTNP won a grant from the Pollination Project in August 2015: https://thepollinationproject.org/grants-awarded/... A GiftAway Grant was also received from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Madison, WI and a Mission Grant from First United Methodist Church in Greeley, Colorado.

In November 2015, Call to Nature Permaculture planted 10,000 Moringa plants at the model farm in Aburi. Year-round sustainable harvesting commenced at the end of March, and a solar dryer is under construction. The three partners have the capacity and access to local materials to complete the construction of a facility at the model farm for the processing of the Moringa into tea bags, nutritional supplement powder, and seed-oil-based skin care products for the local and global marketplace. We ask your support for necessary building materials, equipment to furnish the facility, packaging supplies, transport expenses, and living expenses for ourselves so that we can commit fully to the cultivation and production of our products and the construction of the facility.

Goals
$45 of $2,000 per month
Earth needs us. In order to meet Her needs, we need You.

We have been gifted with a five-year lease on a beautiful piece of farmland. We have been successful at obtaining small grants for specific projects such as improvements on our irrigation system. And our community has been generous in sharing material resources and volunteering their time on the farm. But it takes cash to survive in 21st-century Ghana. The more our Patrons are willing to provide us with a living wage, the more of our time and energy we can commit to Call to Nature Permaculture's important Mission. 


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Call to Nature Permaculture's mission is to care for the Earth, care for people, and share resources by implementing permaculture principles and providing a high quality of permaculture education and training. Our vision is a world in which every school has a garden maintained by its students, every community has a garden maintained by its citizens, and everyone thereby has open access to nourishing organic food. CTNP was licensed in February 2015 by Solomon Amuzu as a not-for-profit NGO based in Accra, Ghana that uses permaculture principles as a tool for community transformation and Earth stewardship. In addition to Founder and Managing Director Amuzu, CTNP staff are Samuel Badu Adofey, Deputy Director, and Rachael Yussif Ramatu, Secretary.

Call to Nature Permaculture has a diverse line of products and services:
  • consulting and design with local schools and farmers to support community development in greater Accra.
  • workshops and trainings for local students as well as international groups at our demonstration farm at Aburi.
  • global presentations on permaculture principles and practices through podcast and video lectures and demonstrations.
  • contribution to food security by providing organic produce to schools (under school feeding program), homeless, institutionalized, or otherwise underserved and at-risk populations.
  • seeds and plant-based health and beauty aids for the local and global community as well as starts for local growers.
  • collaboration with others to propagate permaculture practices through agricultural research and sustainable development of land and water resources.
  • Tree planting projects.

In its first year, Call to Nature Permaculture planted more than 20,000 trees, created rainwater harvesting systems, built structures using repurposed and natural local materials, started three school gardens, and trained students in organic agricultural practices in metro Accra. CTNP won a grant from the Pollination Project in August 2015: https://thepollinationproject.org/grants-awarded/... A GiftAway Grant was also received from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Madison, WI and a Mission Grant from First United Methodist Church in Greeley, Colorado.

In November 2015, Call to Nature Permaculture planted 10,000 Moringa plants at the model farm in Aburi. Year-round sustainable harvesting commenced at the end of March, and a solar dryer is under construction. The three partners have the capacity and access to local materials to complete the construction of a facility at the model farm for the processing of the Moringa into tea bags, nutritional supplement powder, and seed-oil-based skin care products for the local and global marketplace. We ask your support for necessary building materials, equipment to furnish the facility, packaging supplies, transport expenses, and living expenses for ourselves so that we can commit fully to the cultivation and production of our products and the construction of the facility.

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