At Guåhan Sustainable Culture (GSC), we believe that food security and environmental sustainability translate into the well-being of our island community. Since our inception in January of this year, GSC has hosted a variety of food security workshops in partnership with organizations such as the University of Guam, the Guam Women’s Chamber, the Guam Museum and other local businesses, teaching people of all ages how to grow and harvest their own food.
We have been working diligently to secure funding to support local farmers, provide local produce to the children in our public schools, and establish our new location and first community garden and educational facility at the Sagan Kotturan Chamoru Cultural Center in Tamuning. Here we will bring our children, manåmko’, visitors and a new generation of farmers together to learn, teach and create sustainable methods of agriculture. And we won’t stop there, as plans for a community garden in every village have already been drawn out. Our new facility requires renovations, solar power, tools, workers and much help from our community. Our educational workshops require supplies, time, dedication and the very best instructors we can find.
Can you help us to continue sharing ideas and knowledge about the future of farming and food security for our island? We appreciate any contributions our community can give. This pledge form will provide more information and PLEASE JOIN US for our first “Wine in the Garden” fundraising event, on October 26th, 5pm at Hamamoto Gardens. With your help we can bring our island closer to food sovereignty and greater food security; where our people are proficient in cultivating their own food, and most importantly, where our land, air and seas are sustained for future generations.
Thank you for your support.
Michelle C. Crisostomo