Our first action step with the money raised from donations is to send every farmer registered a Carbon8 SMART BOX. The books contained in the box are actual stories (many from Australian farmers) that have survived drought by adapting their practices towards a regenerative model and transitioned from desertification to total regeneration. Testimonies that regenerative solutions not only deliver powerful results very quickly, they also produce nutrient-rich food that makes cents as demand for good quality food continues to rise. The books, dvds and audios map a path of knowledge on each subject that pertains to the regeneration of our soils and food-chain. We hope that these stories and their actual solutions bring immediate hope, rejuvenation and support to our courageous farmers as they seek out long-term solutions to this drought.
Our next step following assessment by our TEA Committee is to help farmers baseline their soil by carrying out a soil test at an accredited lab.
Your funds are also essential in helping us build capacity in our organisation. This includes supporting our donors, TEA Committee, Board members and ensuring we have adequate governance, risk, DGR and financial auditory processes in place. We also provide support for awareness and social media campaigns around regenerative agriculture. And of course, looking after our farmers. The most important part of what we do.
With each step we take we are engaging impact partners and sponsors to help stretch our dollars further. As farmers ourselves, we are so thankful that so many people care and wish to help.