YWAM Nashville: Sustainable Agriculture Vision
Youth With A Mission Nashville has been involved on a very basic level with gardening and aquaponics over the past ten years, including sending a team to set up an aquaponics system in Nepal. However, we are increasingly aware of an enormous amount of untapped potential for establishing and expanding sustainable agriculture on our campus, resulting in better stewardship of donations to us as a 501©3 nonprofit, increased discipleship of our missions students, and much more effective multiplication of similar systems in third-world nations.
Accounting for the meals served to our staff, volunteer church groups, and missions students, a very conservative estimate projects that a sustainable agriculture system would save our ministry and staff over $13,000 in food costs annually.
We are establishing this sustainable agriculture project in three phases, with the first two phases being our focus over the next few years. Phase I will cost an estimated $16,000, which includes having a working tractor, building a chicken coop, and acquiring both broiler hens and laying hens.
Phase II will cost an estimated $38,500, which includes constructing a large greenhouse and aquaponics system, acquiring dairy and beef cows, pigs, goats, sheep, and a water catchment system.
We believe this approach will honor donors by stewarding the finances invested in YWAM Nashville, give our missions students a terrific avenue to sharpen their work ethic and understanding of sustainable agriculture, and equip us with the skills to implement a similar system in third-world nations.
This massive undertaking is not possible without the Lord’s favor and your generosity. If you would be willing to give towards a sustainable agriculture system with our non-profit ministry, Please click the Donate Now button now!
(for large donations or for more information please email Jason at email@example.com
Sustainable Development/Ag Tech Department
Youth With A Mission Nashville