A few weeks ago we created a 2017 calendar dedicated to wood, woodland and woodworking. We wanted something to raise funds with and the calendar seemed the best way to do that. We’d like to sell out before the end of the year if possible so that we can make additional funds available for supporting community change. Please join this outreach.
There are three ways you can do that:
- Contribute to the Woodworking Masterclasses Forest by giving through this form
- Buy a calendar and a portion of the profits will be contributed by us
- Go directly to the Sylva website and sponsor your own plot
I don’t know about you but an open field seems an invitation to something in the future rather than area used for annual cropping. One over-sown with wild flower seed to preface land destined to become a new forest, well, it just does something to you. In the case of the new Sylva forest planting project it’s an invitation to catch hold of a vision. I love that it’s more an unselfish act made possible for as many as want to to invest in a future forest you might otherwise never have been able to do alone and so you go, “What? You mean I can adopt something here? You’re saying name your spot, your plot?” Well that’s it, it’s exactly that and I would love to see us close out the year with as many plots closed out and adopted as possible. At the time of posting we need only to raise another $334 to reach our goal for 6 plots. We will update this post when the goal is reached.
Around the world sizeable lots are owned by individual landowners and you don’t really influence what grows or anything to do with it. You can’t plant it, walk on it, nurture it and future proof it for a new age of an emerging generation. This Sylva project results from an entrustment with acreage to create an intentional forest and create a localised woodland as an example for others to catch the vision. When I heard of the venture I said to myself, “Whoah! What a thing to do.”
We’ve invested and adopted 6 lots through our company and others have joined in too by contributing to a fund we’ve set up to support Sylva in planting the forest. Trees are going in as I type.
There are many reasons for people adopting their plots; dedication to loved ones, commerce influencing change by local investment, supermarkets wanting to provide woodlands for children to grow in and learn from. Join with us to tie up the loose ends. Donate to the cause. With only a few lots left you can still take part. Do this directly to Sylva, work through us or enjoy one of my 2017 calendars of which a percentage will always go to the cause of change.