Are we Sheeple, or people?
You may not know that the Resilience Hub (aka Portland Permaculture Group) is one of the largest meetup organizations in Maine. With 2,933 members, the only group I could find that’s larger is an “outdoor adventures” group.
Which brings me to our current effort to raise money to keep the Resilience Hub alive. So far, 34 members have donated. That’s 1.15 percent of our membership. We’re extremely grateful to have this tiny, but loyal group willing to show their support in a real way, but it’s a pretty shocking statistic.
Think about some non-necessity you spent $5 bucks on this week (I know, it’s hard to think of anything that inexpensive). Perhaps a mocha latte, or a bottle of wine, or a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Now imagine instead that you had taken 5 minutes to send that $5 to the Resilience Hub online.
It 2,933 members did this, we would raise almost the entire $15,000 fundraising goal set by the Hub!
And instead of empty calories, what would you get for your money?
How about hundreds of like-minded friends, access to instant garden and herb expertise, kombucha-making workshops, pruning workshops, grafting workshops, mushroom-growing workshops, permaculture design courses, and a path that puts people first, not corporations.
The billionaire Koch brothers—the other 1 percent, spend hundreds of millions of dollars underwriting their bleak vision of our future: exploitation of ecosystems, dismantling what little affordable healthcare we still have, and tearing up protections for women, labor, civil rights groups and retirees. No wonder they often seem to be winning.
Isn’t it worth just a few bucks to make sure The Resilience Hub is here tomorrow, bringing skills, food and real “resilience” to our lives?
Please DONATE now.
Let’s show the 1 percent that we believe in an abundant future.