In honor of our clients who share their birthdays each month, OakWood is donating to a fantastic cause.
Goat milk is the only milk known to over half the world’s population. Gallon after gallon of precious milk will provide nourishment for hungry families. Extra milk can be sold, and the money allows families to afford health care and education for those who previously had no access to them. Families will also receive training on the animal’s care.
This tree gift includes seedlings and saplings of trees appropriate to the region. Recipients are educated on nurturing young trees and the importance of reforestation.
Each gift of trees:
• Yields nutritious fruits and nuts that improve health.
• Provides firewood and fodder.
• Allows a family with a small orchard to supplement their diet with delicious fruits and vegetables while becoming self-reliant at the same time.
A Flock of Hope include chicks, ducks or goslings, depending on the cultural, climate and dietary conditions of the region. Families will also receive training on the birds’ care.
• Gives daily protein with delicious eggs.
• Fertilizes crops, which increases farm production.
• Egg production begins almost immediately.
• Eggs and poultry can also be taken to market and sold.
Most sheep produce about 15-30 lbs. of wool per year. The average ewe produces about 1.5 gallons of milk a day, allowing a steady stream of sustainable income. Sheep often give birth to twins or triplets, which allows a Heifer family to “Pass on the Gift” to several families each year.
Many farmers that keep bees are able to harvest honey during the non-growing season to earn extra income, producing 60 pounds or more of honey each year.
Honey is the only food that includes all the essential elements necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals and even water. Its unique chemical makeup also allows it to be preserved indefinitely.
A basket of geese, ducks, chickens and rabbits are included in this gift, which gives struggling families the promise of a secure future. Your gift also includes training on how to properly care for the animals.
Rabbit manure provides a very nutrient rich fertilizer which makes rabbit farmers a good pairing with crop farmers. In addition, due to rabbits’ breeding rate, rabbit farmers are able to pass on the gift several times a year.
This basket provides the training and livestock needed to build integrated farms. This means planting food for the family and fodder for the farm animals; keeping a sustainable operation by using the resources such as animal fertilizer and biogas stoves; and caring for the Earth by improving the soil and environment.
This Gardners Basket features tree seedlings, rabbits, chickens and a hive of bees as part of an integrated farming approach. Training consists of animal care, fertilization and growing techniques.
• Boosts production by providing compost and fertilizer.
• Provides organic pest control as chickens get rid of bugs and worms.
• Pollinates crops for a more abundant harvest.