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Support Our Work

Education is our greatest resource to nourish life. The PERMIE KIDs Community Supported Education (CSE) is a labor of love that nourishes not just natural resources but natural relationships. You have a unique opportunity to invest in, support and receive a share of the “harvest” from a collaborative network of regenerative, conscious-creating educators, writers, artists, musicians, artisans, creators and designers.

A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it.

– Peter Wohlleben

Become a member of our CSE, an alternative social and economic model of education creation, inspiration and distribution that nourishes our children, families, communities and Earth. Your action helps to spread not just information, but wisdom and tools for others to remember that which we all know but may have forgotten – the critical importance of Nature and Community-oriented learning and living.

 


4 Ways to Support Our Work:

  1. Membership

  2. One-Time Contributions

  3. Giving Offline

  4. Sharing Your Wisdom

 


2 Levels of Membership

1. Grassroots Supporter

($50-$150/year)

What's Home v2 - croppedDesiring to learn and grow in your own understanding of how and why Nature and community-oriented learning landscapes can change the story and transform the future? Join the CSE as a Grassroots Supporter!

In exchange for your pledge supporting our CSE network, we give you the following from the fruits of our labor:

  • What’s Home: Community and Place-Based Learning 9-hour audio online course designed and led by Lisa Kohlhepp and the What’s Home curriculum – $100 value

  • Tabletop Tutors™: Eco-Farming Principles series created by Eco-Learning Legacies which includes 7 posters and an audio introduction to learning about: 1) Permaculture Fosters The Circle of Life, 2) Exploring the Wisdom Teachings of Compost, 3) Farm & Eat Organic, Join the Organic Movement, 4) Do You Say No to GMO Foods & Farming Practices?, 5) Seeds: Why We Must Protect Their Diversity, 6) A World Without Honey Bees Is Unthinkable and 7) Will You Help Save the Honeybees?

  • Members only specials on educational resources created by PERMIE KIDs, plus 5% savings on all electronic downloadable products created by our CSE Seller Members in available in our store

2. Guild Membership

PERMIE KIDs Sign v2($200-400/year) 

Step up your support and share more of the “harvest” with you.

In exchange for your Guild Membership pledge supporting our CSE network you get all of the benefits given to our Grassroots Supporters PLUS:

  • FREE seasonal surprise “yields” from and early access to the work of our fabulous and always growing CSE Seller Member network, including two bonuses immediately upon membership! – estimated $150+ value

  • Enrollment in the online Educational Design Course – $300 value

  • Exclusive Community Supported Education (CSE) Seller Member status

 


One-Time Contributions

Give a Gift of the Heart

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We are very grateful to those who make one-time or on-going contributions to PERMIE KIDs at the level of your discretion. Your gift of the heart, with no expectation for a direct personal return, supports the countless hours needed to support an Educational Resource Network dedicated to providing fair and equitable access to education such as: community and place-based learning, youth & community development, as well as courses and workshops.

Your gift of the heart allows us to cover our on-going website and basic living expenses, provide children, families and communities around the world access to Nature and Community-oriented education in fair and equitable ways and pay it forward in kind to our Community Supported Education (CSE) network partners. Thank you!

 


Giving Offline

SnailIf you are interested in supporting our work but do not want to do so online, you can send us mail at:

PERMIE KIDs
11505 Cherry Tree Crossing
P.O. Box 265
Cheltenham, MD 20772

We also offer work-share-learn opportunities for those wanting to exchange in alternative forms of capital. We welcome, honor and value your knowledge, ideas, skills, and experiences as alternative means of helping support our work.

Finally, please help spread the word by:

  • Liking us, commenting on or sharing our posts on Facebook
  • Following us on Twitter
  • Tell a friend about PERMIE KIDs because everyone can help inspiration grow!

Questions? Please contact us.

 


Sharing Your Wisdom

If you want to become an active contributor to our community, consider becoming a:

  • Community Supported Education (CSE) - Seller MemberCommunity Supported Education Seller-Member

    The idea of joining a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to support our local farmers is well accepted. Why aren’t we doing the the same in education by cultivating support for Community Supported Education (CSE)? Perhaps we can!

    Become a CSE Seller Member and co-create a viable educational alternative marketplace to nourish life. CSE Seller Members get:

    • 1 product posting in the PERMIE KIDs community store that links sends customers directly to your website to make the purchase
    • Ability to upload, share and sell an UNLIMITED number of digital/electronic products and services
    • Support of the PERMIE KIDs community and more!

 

 

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