Greetings friends of the Earth!
We are contacting you on behalf of Mother Earth & the future generations of our planet. We are a committed group of designers, builders, architects, engineers, healers, farmers, researchers, educators, visionaries, solutionaries and artists dedicated to creating the next evolution of social systems that harmoniously integrate with our natural environment.
Our nonprofit organization has established the Earth 2.0 Research Project as a vehicle to develop a regenerative community model for human civilization that will transport us from the current 1.0 paradigm of resource depletion, pollution, fear, scarcity, greed and separation to the 2.0 paradigm of collaboration, cooperation, abundance, holistic health, harmony and ecologically sustainable systems. This is a collaborative, open-source research project designed to discover innovative solutions to the current social and environmental challenges we are facing on the planet today. We are upgrading and redesigning all systems necessary to support the optimal health and evolution of the planet as a whole.
We are beginning Phase I on 11 acres of agricultural land called Ecotopia Ranch in Valley Center, California (about 45 minutes north of San Diego). Phase I is scheduled for 24 months to design and build a Living Cluster for 12 people. Phase II is scheduled for the following 36 months to design & develop a ReGenerative Village on a partnering property for approximately 150 people (see more information about Dunbar’s number and the scaleable blueprint here). We are currently creating a collaborative live & work space for our initial team of 12 eco-pioneers that will serve as the Village Design Lab. This is where we need YOUR HELP & SUPPORT!
We are starting this project from the ground up and are committed to living, breathing and walking our core values every step of the way. We are choosing to create the Village Design Lab with recycled, upcycled and retrofitted products and materials that already exist. The intention is that this will extend the life of these objects and help divert them from an eventual path to the landfill.
We are asking YOU and our fellow Village Supporters to donate any used items, tools or materials you have that will contribute to the creation of this first phase of the project! The Village Design Lab will provide our initial team of 12 people with a space to live, work, synergize, test, develop and implement regenerative systems and solutions that support local Climate Action Plan Initiatives and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Below is a list of items, tools and materials we are asking to be DONATED.
It is perfect timing in the spirit of the holidays and before the end of the year to make a tax-deductible donation to a meaningful cause and project – providing our future generations with a healthy planet and environment to enjoy! We will provide you with a signed tax write-off form upon donation. We are grateful for any offerings yet will need to verify that items are in decent condition before we can accept them. We prefer that items are in moderate to good condition. We have access to a trailer and can come pick up some items. We will also organize several specific days for people to come visit the land and drop off donated items. We are creating temporary live/work spaces to get started with until we have the opportunity to build permanent structures.
Please email or call us to arrange for donations
Live & Work Spaces
- RV’s, Campers, Trailers, Tiny Houses, Mobile Homes etc.
- Yurts, Tipis, Large Heavy Duty Tents, Carports etc.
- Geodesic Domes etc.
- Couches, chairs, desks, mattresses etc.
Appliances (Kitchen, Bath & Living)
- Cooking stove / Wood burning stove
- Oven (possibly solar oven)
- Kitchen / Cooking supplies
- Sinks (both smaller for bath and larger industrial sizes for kitchen)
- Reclaimed or unused lumber
- Roofing and siding materials
- Doors and windows
- Insulation, paint and waterproofing
- Stone, sand, clay, hempcrete and straw bales
- Earthen plasters
- Plumbing, piping, irrigation and septic
- Wiring and extension cords
Hauling & Transportation
- Used pickup truck or SUV
- Hauling/Towing Trailer
- Roof racks or carriers
- Hammers, saws, drills, shovels, screwdrivers etc.
- Nails and screws etc.
- Gardening tools, wheels barrels, hoes and rakes
- Shed (tool/storage)
- Tool belts and work gloves
Garden & Agriculture
- Mulch, compost, soil amendments, minerals etc.
- Seeds, plant-starts, trees etc.
- Irrigation, tubing, piping and water filtration
- Rainwater catchment cisterns
- Aquaponic system materials
- Beehive boxes and supplies
- Greenhouse or materials to build
Renewable Energy Systems
- Solar panels
- Batteries and inverters
- Small scale wind turbines / windmills
Cash donations are welcomed as well
(you will receive a signed tax write-off form upon donation)