Many of us who understand the importance of growing food organically and without hormones have the desire to reach out to others, make a change, teach or empowers others to homestead or farm. If you have that desire to start a non-profit farm, here are two agriculture based non-profits to inspire you.
Cobblestone Farm is a 501c3 non-profit in Fayetteville Arkansas. They have a weekly CSA that lasts 20 weeks out of the year which includes eggs, veggies, a recipe, a bouquet of flowers or a potted herb. They also have a vegan model which does not include eggs. The proceeds from the CSA enables them to give 50% of what the farm produces and distributes to area food banks, soup kitchens and shelters as well as providing local public schools with fresh produce.
Heifer International is a nonprofit organization who is fighting world hunger by giving needy families a food source and income through livestock. Donors give funds to help give impoverishes families goats, sheep, cows, chickens, and honeybees providing the family with milk, eggs and honey that can be bartered or sold. They also have a pay-it-forward model where the animal’s first female offspring is given to another needy family as well as sharing the training that they have received.