Fall Plant Sale
Reserve your fall plants today and know that your purchase is making a difference!
Raised Garden Beds
ecoTending Builds Community!
ecoTending, Inc is a Florida Not-For-Profit corporation whose mission is to sell edible trees and plants through a registered nursery and to educate the general public on the benefits of growing their own food and giving the excess harvest to food pantries, thereby eleviating hunger and building community.
ecoTending, Inc is in the process of securing an Englewood, FL location for a nursery, offices and education center. When operational, this center will sell edible plants, rain barrels, and more. There will also be regular classes on Florida gardening and growing community through the planting of fruit and nut trees. We are excited at the opportunity to serve Englewood and are counting on community support!
HELP US BUILD OUR NURSERY
Besides the nursery, these are some of the other things that ecoTending, Inc is working on:
Prime Initiative - End Hunger 2020 .org
Movement to eradicate hunger worldwide by 2020.
A clear, simple vision to eradicate hunger from the Human conciousness. "End Hunger 2020" is the pathway by which Humanity can eliminate one of the most painful and gripping human conditions, hunger.
If every family in the world would do these three simple steps and got involved in "End Hunger 2020", hunger could be realistically eradicated by 2020.
Do your part, join "End Hunger 2020".
Founder's Vision - Eating Free Food
Community working together to end hunger by 2020
"Eating Free Food" is more than a book about gardening or gardening design, it is about long-term food security for you, your family and your community.
You can buy the book, "Eating Free Food", through ecoTending, Inc. directly for the same retail price, but we get most of the profits for our initiatives to end hunger locally and worldwide. BUY IT HERE
Local Sarasota County Florida Initiatives
Sarasota County Fruit Share
Harvesting fruit that would go to waste and distributing to those in need
We have become involved with the "Sarasota County Fruit Share" program, in association with Transition Venice. If you live in Sarasota County Florida, and have a fruit or nut tree harvest that you would like to share with your local community, please CONTACT US.
We hope to have a master long-term food security plan worked out with the local Sarasota food bank, All Faiths Food Bank, shortly.
Groves of Giving
Grow Trees to "Feed Our Children"
Sarasota County Schools spend over $10 million dollars in Federal money for their food programs annually.
1 acre planted with a variety of fruit and nut trees can yield a harvest of approximately 14,000 pounds of food per year. According to USDA data, approximately 1200 pounds of food are consumed per adult each year. Halving this number, for breakfast and lunch, this one acre of fruit and nut trees could feed over 10 children for an entire year.
When planting a grove of fruit trees, an acre would support approximately 140 trees. If only 35 people planted 4 trees upon their residential lot within Venice Florida, 10 children would be saved from going to school hungry.
100 acres of fruit and nut tree groves would feed 1000 children essential nurtrition for school. 100 acres is approximately 14,000 trees. To realize the harvest of these 14,000 trees, ecoTending™ is urging 3500 families in Venice, FL, and surrounding Sarasota County, to plant just 4 trees on their property in 2013 and join the Groves of Giving "Feed our Children" Campaign.
Enroll in the
Groves of Giving "Feed our Children"
Purchase 4 trees from the ecoTending nursery to be included in the Groves of Giving "Feed our Children" Campaign for $560, and you will receive:
- Your choice of available tree varieties: Mango*, Avocado*, Macadamia*, Fig*, Banana**, Papaya**, Orange, Lime, Lemon, Grapefruit, Pomegranate.
- Enrollment in the "Feed our Children" Gleaning program.
- 100% Grow Guarantee.
- Yearly Tree Check-Ups.
- 10% discount on all future plant purchases, excluding all 'Groves of Giving' campaigns.
*Preferred high yield trees. **Up to 4 plants in a container.
Upon completion of this campaign, at a cost of under $2,000,000, 1000 children could be fed breakfast and lunch for over 10 years. The planting of these trees is a renewable source of food that provides long-term food security for a community. Proceeds from this campaign will be used to glean the fruits from these trees, upon maturation, for many years to come. After the food is gleaned, it will be processed and offered to Sarasota County Schools and food pantries within the Venice, FL area.
Nationwide Gleaning Partners
Help build a harvest for the hungry in your community
As the primary goal of ecoTending, Inc is to eliminate hunger worldwide by 2020, we are seeking partners to open up local "Gleaning" programs within every city of the United States.
Our message is simple, by planting fruit and nut trees in abundance within local communities, along with developing community gardens and farms, hunger can be eliminated in America by 2020.
The environmental movement, with recycling, tree planting, and everything green, was a great first step in mass awareness of how we must protect the Earth, including it's delicate ecosystems, organisms, plants and animals. But, it only addresses the symptoms of the disease without looking for a permanent cure.
We want your help to take it to the next level!
Help turn this mass awareness of the Earth into purpose.
At ecoTending, we believe in looking at the Earth, and all of it's many wonderful gifts, with a purpose of eliminating hunger, as well as many other social problems plaguing our lives. Plant a Tree, Feed a Human and Seeds of Planting Create Forests of Giving are not just slogans, they remind us of the simplicity of our mission.
If you currently have a "Gleaning" program in your community and wish to be listed in our directory, or you would like information on how to set up a "Gleaning" program in your community, please CONTACT US.
Producing food for your community is easier than you think. Contact ecoTending, Inc today and help feed your community.
Forests of Food