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Inauguration 2017

As most of you know our team was at the Inauguration in Washington DC on January 20, 2017 with our team of Ambassador Livestock.

LLAMA at the INAUGURATION 2017!

Please consider donating and allowing us to continue to call attention to the crisis with farms, food, families, and freedom in this country.

Photos from North Carolina activist rescue trip November 2016

In November 2016 a group of the crew from our Just Us Riders Org Program set out on a 20 hour round trip to rescue a stranded and unable to continue activist in North Carolina.

Please consider donating to allow us to continue to do these types of adventures helping others in their time of need.

Happy Birthday…

Did you know that our founders, Ethan The Farmer birthday is TODAY!

Whoa…

Just like you would say to a horse…

Now that he is another year older…

Would you consider making a DONATION to help take some of the STRESS of running this organization off Him?

As a thank you for all of the great hard work that makes this organization possible?

DONATE HERE

He puts in tireless hours, often 100 plus a week, voluntary. To make sure to help as many people, and communities as possible. Now, these donations won’t go directly to him but they will be used to keep this organization afloat and take some of the daily juggling and stress off of him.

THANK YOU

We now have OFF GRID camping!


DID YOU KNOW WE NOW HAVE LIMITED CAMPING AVAILABLE?

Are you interested in Camping on the property? Imagine listening to the rustling creek, just you, your friends and nature. The property is 4.25 miles from Rickets Glen State park. With the awesome hiking, biking, and even the TWO beaches! One mile from public Swimming hole. Fifteen minutes to a actual DRIVE IN MOVIE THEATER, Grocery Store, Kayak, and Canoe Rentals, and tons of other outdoor recreation activities availible.

We currently have two tent sites. These are rustic, with NO Amenities! Except the awesome atmosphere of a creek, a campfire and nature. RV access is very limited and there are ZERO hook ups. (NOT EVEN GRAY WATER DISCHARGE!) Any RV usage must be discussed PRIOR to site reservation. This is a LEAVE NO TRACE – in other words what you bring in you take out. There is NO bathhouse or Restrooms. Please use a method to remove your waste and NOT contaminate the area or the creek. There is NO swimming or fishing in the creek on site – as it is protected trout hatching water, MUST use the PUBLIC swimming area a mile down the road. We are asking a suggested DONATION of $5 per person or $25 per site and that is per night. A 50% deposit will hold that site and that night. Fire wood for our fire rings is availible to purchase for $5 per bundle. Please email HERE to get your reservation.

Limited Workshops, are available while staying on this location. Ar at your location. Learn about the availability HERE.

If you would like to Donate to help us get this facility and program fully operational – Click here and put “RBF – Stillwater” in the notes.



Rock Bottom Farms – Stillwater – Rehab progress

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Exciting things are happening at the Rock Bottom Farms – Stillwater project…

We are moving forward with the renovations be it delayed. What is that old saying? “Better Late than Never”

 

The Short Video on the Stillwater Project June 2019

If you follow that channel you will see more great videos we are producing to help farther the cause of bringing sustainable off grid living to the masses. And teaching sustainable off grid agriculture.

The Long Video on Rock Bottom Farms – Stillwater June 2019

DID YOU KNOW WE NOW HAVE LIMITED CAMPING AVAILABLE?

Are you interested in Camping on the property? Imagine listening to the rustling creek, just you, your friends and nature. The property is 4.25 miles from Rickets Glen State park. With the awesome hiking, biking, and even the TWO beaches! One mile from public Swimming hole. Fifteen minutes to a actual DRIVE IN MOVIE THEATER, Grocery Store, Kayak, and Canoe Rentals, and tons of other outdoor recreation activities availible.

We currently have two tent sites. These are rustic, with NO Amenities! Except the awesome atmosphere of a creek, a campfire and nature. RV access is very limited and there are ZERO hook ups. (NOT EVEN GRAY WATER DISCHARGE!) Any RV usage must be discussed PRIOR to site reservation. This is a LEAVE NO TRACE – in other words what you bring in you take out. There is NO bathhouse or Restrooms. Please use a method to remove your waste and NOT contaminate the area or the creek. There is NO swimming or fishing in the creek on site – as it is protected trout hatching water, MUST use the PUBLIC swimming area a mile down the road. We are asking a suggested DONATION of $5 per person or $25 per site and that is per night. A 50% deposit will hold that site and that night. Fire wood for our fire rings is availible to purchase for $5 per bundle. Please email HERE to get your reservation.

Limited Workshops, are available while staying on this location. Ar at your location. Learn about the availability HERE.

If you would like to Donate to help us get this facility and program fully operational – Click here and put “RBF – Stillwater” in the notes.

This little boy and his family need us! Will you help?

You can read more about little 2 year old Dale and his families plight here: http://farmfresh.media/dale-scheidt-mia/

 

Thanks Giving Day 2018

Hey there,

Ethan the Farmer here,

Just wanted to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING from all of us here at GTKYF FOUNDATION INC and our many programs!

Treasure the time and memories made with your family during this a day dedicated to giving thanks.

Please consider DONATING TODAY

 

 

Here is a special message from our founder for Thanks Giving 2018

A special message with food for thought, from Ethan The Farmer


What We are thankful for:

With Thanks Giving Day 2018 fast upon us tomorrow, we would like to reflect on some of the keys things we are thankful for  over the last year as an organization.

During 2018 we had our ups and our downs, but over all we have a lot to be grateful for. Including :

  • First and foremost:
    • We are forever grateful for all of our supporters, volunteers, crew members, program managers, and yes even our program participants / members. Without each of you doing your key part, NONE of this would be possible! So, from the bottom of our hearts, a great big THANK YOU

    • We are thankful for the financial and other donated resources that have enabled us to keep going. Be it at times it looked pretty bleak. We made it! And are closing in on another year in the books. At one point our monthly budget organization wide was $34,000 in the RED! Right now we are somewhere around $5000 to $8000 in the for our monthly budget, year to date. That is Organization wide and does not include our “Long Term Debt” of aprox $130,000 and our Rock Bottom Farms Debt of  Approximately $11,000. (That does not include the costs of rehab or getting the facility up and running) We Are EXTREMELY GRATEFUL that we have been able to keep it all going and have plans to continue. THANK YOU
    • We are thankful for the opportunity to be active participants in addressing the many issues with our farms, food, families, and freedom. Those of us who live breath and even bleed for this cause are eternally grateful and humbled to be in a position that this organization is moving forward. We have a opportunity through the many programs and great peoples support to be the “catalyst for change” in this country and beyond.

 

What is giving back?

We here at GTKYF Foundation Inc strive to explore and understand things related to farms, food, families, and freedom. That we so deeply care about and how they directly effect our mission in relation.

That being said we would like you to read and think about this article written by those involved in our mission.

Our article on “What Is Giving Back?”


During this holiday season as the needs for our programs and services are great and the resources are few. We would ask you to consider donating to help us in this continued effort to take back our farms, food, families, and freedom.

DONATE NOW

“When I die, I want the check to the undertaker to bounce. I want to have given it all away”

-Ethan The Farmer, Founder GTKYF Foundation Inc
Join us in being the change and take the “Big Give Challenge” TODAY!

Extra Ordinary Give ?

How many of you know just how much those of us behind GTKYF Foundation Inc like big dirty business? Well, the Non Profit world is not different than Big Business America. In fact in many ways I would argue they are even morally bankrupt. As many of those in charge and leading nonprofits benefit personally significantly. Not here at GTKYF Foundation Inc! Did you know that most of our leadership is NOT paid AT ALL? That’s right volunteering their time to make a difference in our communities and our world. And those that are paid make below the federal poverty line… We don’t do this for the money. We do it cause we care!

“When I die I want the check to the undertaker to bounce. I want to have given it all away. One of my favorite songs is ‘You have never seen a hearse with a trailer hitch’ by Kristian Bush. You can’t take it with you, so why are you trying to?”            – Ethan The Farmer, Founder and Executive Director GTKYF Foundation Inc

That brings us to the “Extra Ordinary Give” also know as “Give Extra” here in Pennsylvania. This event and the organizations behind it are a good example of “big business mentality” in the non profit and NGO arenas. Why not give directly to those in need? and give all year long? Instead of just funding the executives end of the year bonuses. We wont participate in these kinda games as they run contrary to our morals and beliefs.  Now, you say “I don’t know where or how to find a group to support”.

In typical GTKYF Foundation Inc fashion, when we see a negative issue we strive to provide a positive solution. We launched a program called “The BIG Give Challenge”.  (Check out an article we wrote about it here) Part of being the change is not only calling out the negative situations, but providing positive programs and solutions to those issues.

So think about it and give directly or locally or to a group who has publicly disclosed the true compensation for its leadership.