Meadow and Pine Offsets

$1,235 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 2 months
It all started with a story of a man in India who planted a jungle by himself. A single man, spending nearly 40 years taking this once barren landscape and creating an entirely new ecosystem. Animals that once had no where to go, due to city development encroaching on their habitats, now call his jungle sanctuary their home. The air is fresh. And the dry, sandy dirt is now fertile and rich in nutrients.

We found 640 acres of open prairie, and we fell madly in love with it. I envisioned a homestead, relatively off-grid, lots of fruit trees, chickens, pigs, goats, a gaggle of children….Eric saw so much more potential. A forest.

Both being of the mindset that we must always give back, it was easy to find a million reasons why planting trees was truly what we were meant to do with this gorgeous land. Trees are so vital to our planet, to mankind, and the wildlife around us. Reducing erosion caused by wind and rain, providing food and shelter for local wildlife, lowering temperatures by transpiring water and creating shade, and by offsetting carbon dioxide directly from Earth’s atmosphere. The positive impact from a single tree is amazing. But on a grand scale, is somewhat magical.

We hope to plant 160,000 trees within 40 years to offset as much carbon dioxide emissions as we can, as well as creating a refuge for animals that would otherwise be displaced from our town expanding. We will need the help and donations of individuals and businesses from across the country and around the world to achieve this goal. It’s attainable. All it takes, is one tree at a time.

Should you want to participate in growing a forest and leaving a lasting legacy for our children and planet, you may make a donation here in any dollar amount. Or, you may visit our website at http://www.meadowandpineoffsets.com/ where you can purchase a tree from our list of species picked specifically to thrive in the gorgeous Colorado climate. Also on our website, you can learn more about who creates carbon dioxide, and more about this afforestation project.

If you decide to simply leave a donation here, we want you to know it’s still graciously appreciated. We can plant more trees, our choice of species, but also prepare for our yearly celebration with donations given here at this GoFundMe.

That’s right. Each year, we plan on inviting our donors to a huge party at our homestead. We would be humbled to meet our fellow tree advocates and donors, and share with them a time of joy, good food, and music. All family friendly, of course. At these events it is our wish that people visit the trees the’ve purchased, and invested in. Each tree will have a name marker for easy recognition.

We want to give back, in a huge way. To our planet, to our community, to our friends and families, and to you-our donors. You are the ones who put the most faith in us and our afforestation project. I cannot even begin to measure the level of gratitude and appreciation I have for those of you who do find this a worthy cause. Who donate, and help us plant a forest.

I am indebted to your time in reading this message and appreciate your consideration beyond words.



From my wild family to yours.

Respectfully,

Sarah
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