Garth's Boulder Gardens Fundraising Project

Please help support Garth's desert sanctuary and retreat.
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Neil Doshi
Community
Pioneertown, California
United States
2 Team Members

Please help preserve this desert sanctuary!

We are calling on support of the comunity that Garth has graciously accepted into his home, as well as a global community interested in supporting alternative systems of living.

Boulder Gardens is a thriving example of living harmoniously with the natural environment. It is also a sanctuary and retreat for all forms of spiritual seekers, healers, and travellers. It is an incredible inspiration to all who visit. Please help preserve this sactuary for future generations.

What We Need:

We are hoping to raise $6000 to help Garth continue his vision and create a platform that will ensure the future of Boulder Gardens.

These expenses will include fixing a broken well and solar pump that distributes water across the land, and expenses assosiated with the founding of a non-profit organization who's mission will be to promote Garth's vision of Boulder Gardens for future generations.

Fixing the well will cost $3000. Including repairing the existing pipe, adding to new solar panels and an inverter, and installation. 

The remaining funds will be used for expenses assosiated with the founding of the non-profit, including application and preparation fees and professional help with the founding of the land trust.

We are also actively looking for advice from a lawyer dealing in the area of non-profit land trusts. Please feel free to share any contact you may have.

About Boulder Gardens:

Boulder Gardens is an invitation, not only to sponsor Nature, but to also enjoy, reflect, meditate, and take justifiable pride in the results. The efforts of many committed and invested individuals who have seen the ongoing efforts to create a wonderful, peaceful, and bountiful setting here in our high desert.

In the 1980's Garth Bowles acquired 640 acres with the intention of cultivating a desert sanctuary and retreat, embodying the harmonic co-existence between man and the natural world.

After 30 years of meticulous planning and permaculture techniques, Garth has worked tirelessly to see his vision through. If the idea of Permaculture is about maximizing useful connections and components to create a synergy between natural ecology and human systems, then Gods Way Love is a thriving example.

Fruit trees, grains, flowers, ponds, enjoyed by frogs, fish, birds and humans are being nurtured as this wonderful sacred garden amongst the boulders is being created with care and good hard work!

Garth's generous spirit and humble graciousness welcomes anyone passing through with opens arms and warm smiles, which has created a powerful web of people who have been influenced and inspired by Garth.

You may picnic, visit, enjoy drum circles at the full moons, and contribute in many ways to this little corner of paradise.

We are committed to create an aura of natural beauty within which we hope to build a "complete" populated village based in "sustainable agricultural practice": continue the creation of our meditation center, and continue the transformation of what would some would misidentify as wasteland or desert or just plain desolate place. Existing and ongoing cultivation efforts are an obvious indication of the wonderful potential of the high desert soils to be modified, enriched and bolstered into fertility, bounty and abundance by sustainable, agriculture, plantings, aquaculture and husbandry.

Sincere Thanks, and hope for a brighter future.

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$4,516USD
raised by 73 people in 2 months
65% funded
No time left
$7,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 29, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Boulder Gardens postcard

    We will send you a postcard of Boulder Gardens with an image from Garth's photographic archive.

    8 claimed
  • $25USD
    Boulder Gardens Map

    Artist Katie Bachler created this limited edition hand painted map of Boulder Gardens. These beautifully reproduced prints are a great map for hiking and exploring the property and would be lovely framed. Signed and numbered by the artist.

    22 claimed
  • $50USD
    Boulder Gardens Calendar

    Garth selected 12 images from his expansive archive of photographs from the gardens. This calendar is only available though indiegogo and shows off some of Garth's incredible images through the years!

    10 claimed
  • $50USD
    Ceramic cups by Mazamar

    Thomas and Amara at Mazamar have generously donated 7 handmade ceramic cups. Each are completely unique. They have a turquoise glaze that wraps the top and follows through the inside. Pictures are up in the gallery!

    4 out of 7 claimed
  • $100USD
    Your very own boulder

    We will name one of Garth's very special boulders after you! You will receive a photograph of your new namesake boulder signed by Garth. Your legacy will live on forever!

    9 claimed
  • $250USD
    Boulder Gardens Tote Bag!

    We will be producing a limited number of tote bags featuring a new Boulder Gardens Logo. The bags will come stuffed with all of the aforementioned goodies and more! Show your support for Garth and Boulder Gardens with this great tote!!

    0 out of 50 claimed
  • $300USD
    Oil Painting by Garth

    Garth painted this image of Boulder Gardens. It was the only painting he ever made of the gardens! Unknown to many that Garth taught oil painting for a few semesters. There are a limited number of reproductions that have been translated to archival paper.

    1 out of 6 claimed
  • $500USD
    Weekend Retreat

    This spring Boulder Gardens will host a weekend of meditation, yoga, food, and drink.You will be our guest for an unforgettable weekend. This will be a time to celebrate Garth's 30 year commitment to the natural harmonies of Boulder Gardens.

    1 claimed
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