Mission? That works 🙂
Several of our volunteers have asked that we post our view of what we are about – so here goes…
I thought it would be tough to write about just what we believe and why we do what we do. Surprisingly it is fairly easy.
We want to pass on the love we have for our hills and hollows and be sure that the homestead skills don’t get lost. we hope to show that sustainability doesn’t have to happen in an instant- but can be achieved one baby step at a time.
We can create a better world by taking the dreams in our head and using our hands and skills to bring it to life.
I think that we interact with the “real world” daily, like it or not. Maybe we can make a difference by the small things we change on a daily basis. I used to be one of the loud , aggressive, up front people for the causes I thought were important. Now I think my role has changed. It is more about teaching, making small changes- “baby steps” each one making the word a little better. My best image is of the pebble dropping into the still pool . each ripple going out , touches and changes the next one.
We love the hills and hollows here and treasure the waters – the Buffalo – our Creeks and Springs are all rich and beautiful. The culture here is deeply ingrained in our community and we are gifted with a good array of skills that are important to pass done so they won’t be lost.
Our volunteers from the different work exchange programs we are involved in hopefully walk away with a love for our area- the culture and people as well as a respect for the ecology that is so rich.
I think sustainability starts one person at a time.. if we can pass that on, then we have achieved a big goal!