Healing Springs Acres

is creating Generosity - by growing food to give away.

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Seeds

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$1
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Every bit of support helps!  One seed at a time you can help plant generosity.


If you just want to participate in the conversation about working to end hunger, this is a great way to connect!

Fertilizer

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$5
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Seedlings need plenty of nutrients and fresh organic matter to enrich the soil for their tender roots.


The Fertilizer level of support enriches our work at a deeper level and helps us grow healthier organizational roots.

All supporters at this level and above will receive exclusive previews of the audio from podcast interviews before public release.

Cultivators

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$25
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The long hard work of the summer is cultivating the soil to enhance growth, add nutrients, and fend off competing plants..


Cultivators, whether with a tractor or a hoe, dig in and offer support to help us get through the long rows each month.


All supporters at this level and above will receive exclusive previews of the audio from podcast interviews before public release.

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About Healing Springs Acres

Healing Springs Acres is a farm where we grow food to share with the community.

We PLANT Generosity.
We PROVIDE Food.
We PROCLAIM others can do the same!

THANK YOU for helping make that happen!

North Carolina contains 4 of the nation's 10 worst concentrations of food insecurity.  Two of those counties are our neighbors. We currently grow a couple of acres of vegetables -- and have been since 2011.

All of the food we grow is distributed fresh through local partner not-for-profit organizations in central NC. We have over 20 acres available to expand our growing and giving - but not the resources to make use of it.  We've been able to manage the project on a small scale without asking for regular outside support.

WITH YOUR HELP, our goal is to grow more.  Additional support means we can plant additional acres in future seasons.  Thank You!

HOWEVER, the solution to hunger isn't for Healing Springs Acres to try to get endlessly bigger and bigger. There are many ingredients to "solving" hunger.  We suggest that two of the most important ones are for more folks to reclaim the capacity to feed themselves, and for more folks to grow something to give away in the mean time.  This "Neighborhood" of support is making that happen!

Healing Springs Acres only needs to get big enough for us to be able to do this full time.  That way, we can grow more food to give away AND devote time to hosting conversations about how others can do the same.  With your support we will also be launching a podcast in the coming weeks to explore what people are doing to end hunger in their own communities and to offer insight and encouragement for that work.  That's another way you can help multiply the impact of Healing Springs Acres!

Along The Way, the conversations we have here are encouraging others, and hopefully YOU, to grow something to eat and something to give away.

You can also connect to:
HealingSpringsAcres.org (Blog)
Healing Springs Acres (Facebook - the most active)
Healing Springs Acres - Tractor Cam (YouTube)
@hlngsprngsacres (Twitter)

We're glad you've decided to come ride along...!

(Enjoy the video!  While not technically a "welcome" video - it is an excellent overview of the work supported by this page!)
Goals
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In addition to the basic utility support provided in the first goal, it takes support from about another 15 Patrons to cover the basic additional average monthly costs for seeds, irrigation, equipment, and other maintenance costs including the expenses supported above.

Two things to know. The first thing. About 80 percent of these expenses come BEFORE the season can start. While I've spread these expenses out over a year's time to get a monthly average, they don't come in that way. Most of these expenses come in early February to mid March.

The other thing. This is one of the best illustrations of why regular monthly support is so crucial. With seasonal support, most folks don't remember the season until they see blooms around them. If we don't get the financial resources needed for the season well before the season starts, it's already too late to be as effective as we'd all hope. Having resources continue through the winter - when it SEEMS not much is going on - is vital.
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Audio releases
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4
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4
Videos

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