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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 03:22 PM

This is a great group building sustainable

Comunities from the ground up.


We want to thank everyone for the amazing year of 2013. In 2013 we easily saw a half million dollars worth of mission progress, a 20 fold return on our resources this year! Your support helped to bring about transformation to one of the most blighted inner-city zip codes in the US into a now budding and soon to be thriving community. There is still a long journey ahead, but you will be amazed at what we accomplished together just this last year running on pure hope, bartered materials, and an army of volunteer help. See the story below and throw a victory fist in the air with us.
Solar Array 25 KW! Must see this image!
In 2013 we are now running on Solar Power! 90 - 120% of the power for our community gardens, CSA farm, fish hatchery, community workshop, interns bunkhouse, and office are powered by this 25kW system, We are now selling power back to the grid. Even better - this came at Zero Cost to UFG and provides an average value of $275 per month.
Our 2013 Interns: Mug Shot images
This year we launched our internship to over 20 beautiful people from 4 different countries. Our program has attracted everyone from a surgeon in Manhattan, to an anthropologist, and a refugee desiring to return to his homeland with the skills to begin rebuilding. This is an amazing ongoing experience. The culture here has been infused with a wonderful pool of talent and mission mindedness that has caused everyone involved to grow toward their destiny. We have also gained many new partners from within the Lykins community.
CSA Gardens image
We built and installed over 100 raised bed gardens in 2013. All without cash. We bartered our worm castings for soil and salvaged wood. We finished this lot within 2 weeks of purchasing it, a massive volunteer undertaking of love. It was 6 ft deep with weeds and trees when we obtained it. This project alone would have exceeded our entire cash inflow for the year if we would have hired it out.

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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 03:33 PM

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