Two distinct agro-foresty areas are set up with short, medium and long term plantings so as to enhance livelihoods and enhance food security while adapting to and mitigating climate change. Water for irrigation and chickens will be readily available through the combination of solar water pumping from the river, water re-use, and rainwater collection.
The Slim Buttes Agricultural Development Project at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota provides seeds, tools, soil preparation and garden support so that Oglala Lakota families can augment their diets with fresh organic produce.
Plenty’s Disaster Relief and Recovery program channels material aid and volunteers to aid communities affected by natural and man-made disasters in the United States, Central America, Haiti, Nepal and elsewhere.
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November 2014 Dear Friends of Plenty, You’ve probably heard by now that Plenty’s founder and mentor, Stephen Gaskin passed away on July first of this year, right before our annual Plenty Board meeting. He hadn’t been directly involved with Plenty over the past few years but, without his original inspiration and vision, Plenty would […]
Plenty was able to help twelve-year-old Emanuel to secure an all terrain “Rough Rider” styled wheelchair. Plenty staff ran into Emmanuel in the street at the entrance to the Guatemala City waste dump. A picture of Emanuel sitting in a homemade plastic wheelchair energized the campaign to get him the kind of wheelchair he really […]
This year again over 200 family gardens were supported by the program. Above, Pine Ridge ranks as one of the poorest reservations in the US, with extremely high rates of heart disease and diabetes. The organic vegetables raised in these gardens directly address these conditions. Many thanks once more to the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation. […]
Plenty is happy to participate in the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign workplace giving program for federal employees. Financial contributions federal employees designate to approved nonprofit organizations are matched by the U.S. government. Contributions that Plenty receives through the CFC are earmarked for its food and agricultural programs in Central America. If you or a family […]
Plenty’s past support helped expand the Imani House Clinic. “The IMANI HOUSE clinic located in Brewerville, Liberia has become an integral part of the Liberian Health care system. It was opened originally to serve thousands of refugees left stranded by the devastating civil war, which began in 1990. IMANI HOUSE works closely with the country’s […]
According to UNICEF, 25,000 children die every day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”