Help Rush & Jason Get Teacher Training

We have dedicated our lives to becoming highly skilled practitioners of permaculture design and regenerative agriculture. We seek to help regenerate our planet and end poverty by designing and installing perennial edible systems in needy communities. We also want to become competent permaculture educators and provide low or no-cost training opportunities for underserved communities in Chattanooga, TN.

We have been accepted to Dave Jacke's course entitled "Designing Educational Ecosystems: Training for Whole Systems Permaculture Teaching." Dave is a respected designer and educator who co-authored the highly influential two-volume set Edible Forest Gardens with Eric Toensmeier. We have learned much from Dave's work and consider this training to be a crucial mentorship opportunity from one of the best educators in the field.

And we need your help to get there!

Through scholarships and savings, we have reached $1050 and still need to raise an additional $2450 by March 15th to afford tuition costs. Any amount you can donate will go a long way in getting us to this important training in LaVergne, TN.

Please check out our perk levels! Chip in with friends, family, co-workers, or comrades to support our journey while taking advantage of the bigger contribution levels. If you cannot give at the moment, please send this appeal out to your social networks and encourage your friends to consider giving.
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Jason Hurd 
Sevierville, TN
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