These programs and organizations are highly recommended by Fern & Feather. Go to their websites to check out what they are up to and to find out why we support their missions.
“The mission of the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo is to be a family-oriented entertainment organization focused on the traditions on which the community was founded, namely our Western heritage and the logging industry. We plan, carry out and support events which reflect the contemporary interests of our community while promoting volunteerism, public involvement, and a love for learning throughout the region. In addition, our Forest Preschool program operates at the Southern end of their property.”
“Regenerative Roots tends communities of connection through experiential, nature-based programs and gathering forums that honor reciprocity, weave stories, and cultivate mentoring. We believe that when we create communities of connection — with self, with one another, and with nature — we prepare the soil for all life to grow and thrive. Dedicated to fostering regenerative practices that seek to restore, renew, or revitalize the individual and the collective, it is our desire to lay the foundation for healthy, harmonic, and thriving communities.”
“Coyle Outside was founded in 2011 in Oregon and currently runs programs in both Maryland and Oregon. We create public/private partnerships with Parks and Recreation Departments and School Districts to provide Summer Camps, After School and Outdoor School Curriculum. We like to focus on towns, small cities and small to medium sized school districts where there is demand for quality outdoor programming and outdoor education but may not be resources locally to reliably meet the demand.”
Hand Print Press
“Hand Print Press is our small part of a collaborative project that tries to restore the arts of living to their rightful, traditional, public role, as a medium for growing human culture. Can technology and the internet bring us together to make stronger communities? Or will greed and profit rule the day? We’ll see. This work comes to you in the hope of helping to cultivate common soil so all may feed and flourish. In addition to books, we bake bread, tend the garden, try to raise our kids, make and build things, teach, and trade with friends and neighbors. We live well, below “the poverty line,” but reap rich rewards in time, friends, and freedom. The ideal that inspires all this is a craft economy: a way of life by which we count what we do not in dollars but in beauty, in the goodness of work, food, fellowship, and grace, and despite the demands and requirements of global trade, global finance, and global war. We participate as we must, often reluctantly, and do our best to live equitably and simply.”