Some permaculture rules of generosity at King and Queen Creek Farm
We are striving to create a culture of generosity (or what a community farm looks like - co-op, God first, Others Second, Ourselves Third)
1. Invite all people - community and AMADEO peeps, friends and family to come partake in the fruit and veggies for free when it is abundance.
2. When food is not in abundance but available - Find a family or two in need and supply them with what is available. Provide it for free.
3. Encourage as many kids as possible to come pick food from the ground and learn to eat healthy organic grown farm fresh food - pick and eat - free. Education is an important part of our operation.
4. Let those who labor the land pick what they need, or what they can preserve - for others, for fund-raising and for themselves. *See principle three in Permaculture Principles below
5. When food is not in abundance but is available - distribution on Sundays at AMADEO because the people who pay for the land should share in the benefits of the land --- and this would also offset costs in purchasing fruits and veggies on Sunday. (Long term goal will be to only serve fresh fruits and veggies - and healthy pastries made from ancient grains and real foods. Donuts and cookies that are mass processed will go away.)
6. Make abundant organic food that is hand picked, prepared, delivered and packaged available for purchase to the community (Extra convenience and service for a fee) - always make it be well priced - Distribute through coffee shop.
7. Try to make connections with local community mom and pop shops, cafes, markets, family markets and restaurants - and provide organic abundance for a fair price to re-invest in the community center and in our community.
8. Create a farm stand on the property to sell food grown after steps 1-7 above have been exhausted.
9. Create a farmhouse agri-cafe where you cook food grown on the farm - farm to table. Food will be sold - and free meals will be given when possible.
Follow Permaculture principles:
The three core tenets of permaculture are:
1. Care for the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
2. Care for the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence
3. Fair share: By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further the above principles. This includes returning waste back into the system to recycle into usefulness.
*The third ethic is referred to as Fair Share, which reflects that each of us should take no more than what we need before we reinvest the surplus.