Become a Founder and Make an Impact!

Choose a reward level, or use the button Donate to enter any amount you want to contribute.

Everyone who participates will be a founder. All founder’s names will be on our founder’s wall (unless you want to stay anonymous)!

Choose a Reward Level

2 gallons of worm poop/pickup

$25

You may receive worm poop in 2019, otherwise estimated delivery in March 2020. Pickup in Roseburg, OR.

*1 gallon is approximately 5 pounds..

5 gallons of worm poop/pickup

$50

You may receive worm poop in 2019, otherwise estimated delivery in March 2020. Pickup in Roseburg, OR.

*1 gallon is approximately 5 pounds..

8 gallons of worm poop/pickup

$100

You may receive worm poop in 2019, otherwise estimated delivery in March 2020. Pickup in Roseburg, OR.

*1 gallon is approximately 5 pounds..

20 gallons of worm poop/pickup

$250

You may receive worm poop in 2019, otherwise estimated delivery in March 2020. Pickup in Roseburg, OR.

*1 gallon is approximately 5 pounds.

Guided Fly Fishing

$500

Guided Fly Fishing on the North Umpqua for one day of hike & wade (2 people). If you want to experience the magic of rarely fished waters of the upper North Umpqua, you will be with the right guide. He will take you to the places where mostly only wildlife has access to. To schedule this trip, contact us at elena@sourceoneserenity.org.

100 gallons of worm poop/pickup and a tour at our worm farm

$1,000

Estimated delivery in March 2020. Pickup in Roseburg, OR.

*1 gallon is approximately 5 pounds..

How You Will Make Impact

Recycling

As a founder, you will be a part of the first recycling opportunity of its type in a rural county of beautiful Southern Oregon. This recycling opportunity will help our entire community heal from the decision to suspend all recycling in the county in June 2018.

Soil Restoration

You will also make an impact  concerning a global soil degradation. Soil degradation has intensified recently—around 30% of the world’s cropland has been abandoned in the last 40 years due to soil decline. One of the causes include chemical-heavy farming techniques. As the global population grows, the need for soil restoration has never been more pressing.

Empowering our Vets

The worm farm will provide employment opportunities for our veterans with a meaningful purpose to be stewards of our environment. Military veterans are uniquely primed for land stewardship, as their mission always comes first. 

CHARLIE MIKE, i.e. continue mission!

What will we do with the funds raised?

Right now we are raising money for equipment, and specifically, for building a digester (about 8 ft x 100 ft) which will process up to 1 ton of food waste every day! This type of digester  is a large-scale flow-through vermicomposting system. This decision is based on the numerous advantages, such as its efficiency and profitability.

Our adviser Dan Holcombe from Philomath, OR who has been at the forefront of vermicomposting industry, has designed this system for his own worm farm, which operated successfully in Portland area for about 20 years. Dan’s system is used by several worm farms throughout the country. Small, household type bins take 2-4 months to harvest worm castings, but automated flow-through systems take only one to two months. Therefore, these systems are expected to meet the challenge of recovering large volumes of food waste via advances in technology what aligns with our goals to prevent larger amount of food waste to be landfilled. 

The worm digester will be placed in a greenhouse at the proposed location of the Glide Transfer Site which is a serene place surrounded by forest.

The total amount of fabricating a digester by a local welder including expenses for steel is $56,000. We have already raised $25,600 through grants and donations.