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Urban permaculture neighborhood demonstration fundraiser

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Location: Reno, NV
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Hi Everyone,

One of the Permaculture education and demonstration homesteading projects going on in our local area (Reno, NV) has the opportunity to expand it's impact greatly. They are looking for support for funding purchase of a site as part of a neighborhood development of urban Permaculture.

The window of opportunity is short, so please share this info with anyone you feel might be interested.

Thank you,
Neil Bertrando

their message is below

Hello, friends. I write to you today to again ask for your support in growing the Be the Change Project's vision.

We've been doing well since acquiring the house 16 months ago (for an updated list of some of our work, go here). From gardens to workshops, tours to field trips, murals to service, with bumps along the way, the Be the Change Project is helping to model what's possible in a new paradigm of community in the urban setting. And, the community is growing!

Last month our good friend Scott Lambert bought the house two doors down from us to share in the vision. Now, our friend Weston Bone wants to buy the house next to Scott's for the same reason! We are ecstatic, to say the least.

On November 30th, "Weston's house" will go up for auction. We have no idea what the house might go for but do know that it is in need of great repair (more than ours, even!) which will make it much less desirable for most folks. We do know we need to have cash on hand to buy it at the courthouse steps and then to fix it up. Weston has some money available but more is needed to be sure we can make the purchase and then begin the repairs.

You all dug deep to get us started with the Be the Change Project and for that we are eternally grateful. If you can, help us grow this vision so it's impact is exponentially greater.

I keep saying to folks, "Look what's happened in only 16 months! Can you imagine the next 16 years!" With three properties with shared values working together, what we create could be magical.

Thanks for reading and lots of love to you all.

Visit our fundraising site for more info. http://www.wethetrees.com/projects/53-mccloud-9-urban-permaculture-village
See the attached handwritten flier for more about our shared vision and a map of the properties.
Go here for a Google map http://goo.gl/maps/Mt33N

Lastly, please share with your networks.

We the Trees Fundraising Site http://www.wethetrees.com/projects/53-mccloud-9-urban-permaculture-village
To make a donation directly to us for Weston's house, make checks payable to Be the Change Project, 2055 McCloud, Reno, NV 89512
To make a tax-deductible donation, make checks payable to the Rainshadow Foundation and send them to 2055 McCloud, Reno, NV 89512.

NOTE: If we do not get the house, all money will be returned to donors
Filename: McCloud-Community-flier.pdf
File size: 1 megabytes
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