GLOBAL RESQ INCORPORATED via Crowdrise
August 05, 2013
BENEFITING: GLOBAL RESQ INCORPORATED
This is Phase I of a national on-line campaign to raise funds to feed Healthy Food to Hungry Children in parallel with Global ResQ's application for a major government grant to purchase organic ranches to produce the healthy food. These ranches will be known as True Nature Ranches.
In Phase I of this project we are purchasing grass-fed cattle that have been raised on organic pastures. These will be processed this fall and the hamburger donated to local regional food banks. See our Google OneToday ad at: https://onetoday.google.com/projectPreview?project=ag9zfm9uZXRvZGF5LXByb2RyFAsSB1Byb2plY3QYgICAoOielgoM
We are also qualifying in Phase I for a significant government grant to purchase 6000 acres of ranches in southern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma that we will manage as organic grass-fed ranches, completely free of pesticides and herbicides. The beef produced on these True Nature Ranches will be donated to regional Feeding America food banks for hungry children and to Save the Children for needed food for children caught in disasters.
See more at www.globalresq.org
Interesting note: The cow crowd shown in the picture on the logo is what makes all of this work. The crowd is happily grazing the top third of the available grass in the smallish paddock (maybe 1 or 2 acres). Once or twice a day the crowd is moved to a new pasture to start again. This method of grazing managment replicates the effects of the large buffalo herds on the prairie. The soil is evenly fertilized by the cattle. The ground is pounded by the hoofs stimulating new and vibrant pasture growth. Most of the plant matter is trampled into the ground enhancing the organic content of the soil and sequestering carbon. Best of all, the crowd does not return to this same small paddock for 3 months, 6 months or even a year. This rest period allows the pasture to fully recover and accelerate its growth rate and the spread of diverse grasses and tasty forbes.