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Thank you to our GoFundMe donors!
Your support helps us get this mighty ball rolling!
Stephen Maconi, Melissa Ryan, Kathleen Tsengas, Douglas Babb, Ash & Oil, Dawn S.,
Eryn Connell, Rebecca Hofmann, Louise Hackman, and Sandy Robinson.
Join our cause…Love the ideas for our school? We have an impactful and important dual-purpose mission, both of which offer a more sustainable future. First, we are pushing a reform in education, for a better way to create a continuous stream of graduating members of your community with strong work ethics and the creativity, critical thinking, and adaptive skills necessary to meet the demands of an ever-changing future. Secondly, we are encouraging and promoting our future agrarians – students who may well pursue a future in the agricultural industry, and maybe even some future ocean scientists.
We are humbled by the generosity of our neighbors, friends and school families who are willing to donate to the school whether it is time, cash or equipment. If you would like to help in some way, explore the options here or contact us.
Donors will be recognized both on the school’s website and on signage at the farm.
We welcome folks who want to help these teens make discoveries and connections. We always welcome volunteers for project time, tutoring, and farm work. If you have a farm specialty and wish to share your knowledge, you can lead that project area or be part of it. As for animal husbandry, the farm currently has small ruminants, pigs, dairy cows & goats, and horses. We will be adding aquaponics as well as pond raised fish, permaculture plots and a greenhouse. The students will have many opportunities to develop additional projects on the farm. We welcome expertise from the community who wish to help the students develop these projects.
Cash donations can be earmarked directly to a student project, activity, or scholarships. For tax deductable donations, we are partnered with the Homeschool Resources Group in Richmond, VA that provides services to the homeschooling community as well offering STEM related after school activities, including robotics teams, to all youth in their area. Every donation you make to us, helps them and the greater Richmond community as well.
Paypal donations or checks are also gratefully accepted. Please let us know where you would like the funds to be spent either in the note field on the Paypal page or the memo field on your check.
Checks may be mailed to:
LOCAL STEW U
P.O. Box 339
Oilville, VA 23129
In Kind Donations
As with any school or education outreach, there is always a wish list! We are a bit different in that our wish list includes not only supplies and essential electronics, but farm equipment, assorted hand tools, and even welding equipment! The following drop down lists show some of our current donation needs.
We are also grateful for donations of used equipment that works and meets our safety requirements. The safety of our staff and students who will be operating the equipment are our top priority.
Pull behind utility cart
Chicken CoopNotes: The property does not currently have a chicken coop. Students will design and build a chicken tractor, but when we first move in, we’ll need housing for our 20+ egg layers.
Woven wire fencing
The Amazon Wish List link is provided for specifications only. We do not expect you to use the selected vendors. 🙂
Flat panel TV (qty 6)
iMac (qty 6)
iPad Pro (qty 7)
Logitech iPad Pro Keyboard Case (qty 6)
Asus Wireless Router
Our Miscellaneous list includes items from commercial kitchen equipment to rakes and shovels!