During this unprecedented time, farmers crops are going to waste and putting their farms at risk, while members of our community are in need of healthy and nutritious produce. Under the “Supporting Farmers, Sustaining Families” initiative, GSC will use funds raised from this campaign to pay farmers for their produce and in turn donate fresh produce to organizations that are currently feeding families and to families themselves who need food. Meanwhile, GSC will be in charge of logistics, planning distribution to these organizations. GSC is working with members of the Farmers’ Coop, other local farmers, Catholic Social Services and Salvation Army, and with other organizations and individuals who are supporting front liners, those in quarantine, and those who just need access to healthy fresh produce. We are asking for your help so we may continue this initiative.
We are an organization dedicated to the betterment of our people. We empower our local community by providing sustainable agricultural knowledge so that they can cultivate and sustain their own small-scale gardens and family farms. Our hope is that you will join us in this endeavor.
As a donor, you can help us with two projects:
The first is our ongoing series of workshops seeking to educate people interested in farming for themselves, their families, or for a living. These have consisted of “Grow Your Own Microgreens”, “How-To Hydroponics” and our “Introduction to Aquaponics” workshops. Qualified farmers, current and retired UOG instructors and those with Masters degrees in their respective fields, are sought out and paid to teach these workshops. Our goal is to eventually offer these workshops to the community for free. In the future, we’d like to offer these services to other parts of Micronesia as well; where farmers, growers and food security is needed.
The second is our more ambitious plan to cultivate a community garden in every village in order to nourish our island community with fresh fruits and vegetables. Our vision is to have areas for community gatherings, indigenous fruit trees in abundance, farming plots for individuals and groups, and an educational facility at our headquarters. The educational facility is where we will be able to teach sustainable farming practices through practical application. A children’s garden area is also an integral part of our vision. Our youth are entitled to these resources and we would like to assist in facilitating that.
We ask that you consider donating to our cause and our vision for a greener more sustainable Guåhan.