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Donations and Purchases


siberian garlicGreentree Naturals offers a number of items for sale, including garlic, gift certificates, assorted farm products, and seeds that are not a fixed price like our book Selling Produce to Restaurants or Planning the Garden CD. If you are interested in these variable priced items, please contact Diane Green for more information on pricing.

Once Diane has given you a price, including shipping, please:

1. Type in the amount Diane has given you into the field below.
2. Click the Buy Now button to pay with a credit card.

Donations to the Farm

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
              ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We have donated thousands of hours of our time over the years to teaching and sharing our knowledge and do this with hope of inspiring others to do the same. For us to continue as farmers, we need to receive a fair and reliable income so we can to continue viable operations here on the farm.

The resources available for supporting our programs are limited. We need your help to grow the next generation of farmers, expand our educational opportunities and support projects at Greentree Naturals so we can continue to grow and thrive as a sustainable small acreage farm without the financial drains associated with continually donating our time.

If you would like to become a sponsor or make a donation to any of the projects listed below, your dollars will be used to sustain Greentree Naturals mission statement. Any size donation is welcome and your generosity is greatly appreciated. A contribution of $50 or more entitles you to a Greentree Naturals Farm Membership for one year. Members will receive our quarterly newsletter and a certificate of appreciation. Most importantly, every sponsor will know that they are directly helping preserve this small farms livelihood and support the education of future generations of organic and sustainable food production.

We absolutely respect your privacy and will never share our donor list with another organization. We subscribe to the highest ethics while raising funds for the farm, seeking always to support our basic mission through your gifts.

We welcome your sponsorship and sincerely appreciate your involvement. We have several ways that you can show your support for Greentree Naturals.

Please consider any of these projects as worthy of your financial support (descriptions are below):

Please consider any of these projects as worthy of your financial support (descriptions are below):

You can donate using your credit card by clicking this button and typing in a donation amount in the window that appears.

Scholarship for the Organic Gardening Workshop series: $175.00

donate workshopWe have been teaching this workshop series since 1996, and started it as a part of our apprenticeship program to assure an educational focus for students. Requests from the community have opened this up for local growers to participate, as well as provide opportunities for apprentices from other farms to come and learn. We have had 240 "graduates" of the organic gardening workshop series since we started it. By granting scholarships we can provide educational opportunities to more people wanting to learn about organic gardening who may not be able to afford the workshop fee. Your donation would provide a scholarship for a community member to attend these workshops without a cost.

We believe in the idea of "Give a man to fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life."

Details on the What’s Happening on the Farm page.

Purchase a CSA share for a low income family: $500.50

CSA shareOur CSA program began in 1998. We have been providing "scholarships" for low income families over the years, offering them full or half price for their CSA share and simply cannot afford to do this anymore without your help. This is a 14 week program that provides nutritious, certified organic, farm fresh produce to our community members. You can give the gift of delicious certified organic produce and good health. You can purchase a gift certificate and give a share to someone, or we can find a family in need to give it to. You also have the option of simply purchasing a gift certificate for a one week or one month CSA share to give to someone.

 Details on our CSA page.


Apprentice scholarships: $800.00

donate apprenticeWorking as an apprentice or intern on an organic farm is one of the best ways to learn about farming. We have developed an intensive program for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides hands-on, skill-based education in sustainable agriculture. We have hosted farm-based apprenticeships since 1996 and continue to expand our educational programs. An apprentice scholarship will pay for workshops, field days, printed hand-outs, notebook, gloves, CSA share, and supplement our endowment of time investment teaching and mentoring students and future farmers.
 Details on our Apprentice page


Sponsor a Pumpkin Project: $225.00

diane and pumpkin kidsThis educational program teaches children to think about where their food comes from and gives a pumpkin to each participating child. Each spring, I go into the kindergarten classroom with seeds, pots, soil and the children plant pumpkins. The children grow their pumpkins for 2-3 weeks, then come to the farm to transplant them. They return in the fall as first graders, and bring the new kindergarten class along with them for pumpkin harvest. We have gifted our time and over 800 pumpkins to local kindergarten and first grade students and have done this as a donation for many years. We can no longer afford to do this as a "pro-bono" endeavor. We typically have about 45 students come to harvest pumpkins in the fall. To make this a more sustainable undertaking, we are now charging $5 each for the pumpkins. By sponsoring a Pumpkin Project, the children can receive pumpkins for no charge.

Details on the Pumpkin Project page.


Educational farm tours: $200.00

donate farm tourEvery summer, we host a number of farm tours for local schools, garden associations and agricultural education groups. This takes extensive preparation & hours away from our time that should be spent farming. While we are happy to make a contribution of our time to these groups, it is creating a financial challenge for our farm simply because if we aren't doing our farm work which generates income, we aren't able to make the revenue needed to pay our bills. For us to be sustainable, it is a delicate balance of our time. We are happy and willing to host assorted groups, however, for this endeavor to be sustainable, we need to have revenue at the same time.

In the past ten years, we have had over 3,500 people come for farm tours including the Homeschoolers of Bonner County, Monarch School from Noxon, Montana, Waldorf School, Bonner and Boundary County Master Gardeners, Bonner County Garden Association, University of Idaho, Washington State University, Montana State University, and Idaho Ag in the Classroom. Your contribution will help us continue to provide educational tours without the financial burden.

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.
        ~ Albert Clarke

Adopt a hoop house: $300.00

donate hoop houseHoop houses are an integral part of food production in this part of the country. We utilize nine of them for growing food, and have to replace the greenhouse plastic every three seasons of use. The prices continue to increase for shipping and are making it cost prohibitive for upkeep. We would credit your "adoption" with relevant signage (if you want it).


Adopt a Chicken: $25.00

adopt a chickenChickens are wonderful birds and have become an integral part of the farm. They not only provide us with eggs but they eat weeds and help keep the bad bugs off of the fruit trees. Your "adoption" would pay for feed, hay and care for the life of a very happy chicken. We give our chickens a good life with 1/4 acre of protected land to scratch, roam about, take dirt baths and eat fresh greens. We raise them from day old chicks to laying hens that provide our community with delicious, free range eggs.


We are so grateful for your financial support!

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
         ~ Melody Beattie


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