From Aaron Scott, Diocesan Missioner for Anti-Poverty Organizing:
Chaplains on the Harbor is seeking to prepare and expand our existing farming operation, Harbor Roots Farm, for the spring. Our crew of farm “apprentices” have leveled up and now work as regular staff year-round. Within the next five years, we plan to bring on 30 more paid apprentices from off the streets and out of jail. This means we need to grow and make room for them! We know that the people most skilled at raising up a new generation of apprentices are our now-veteran apprentices themselves. To that end, we’re aiming to raise $10,000 to train our existing farm team for management, mentoring, peer support, administration, operations, and expanded leadership roles. Donate below to help us reach our goal!
In other news: we got to present at the Province 8 Campus Ministry retreat last week at St. Paul, Bellingham, we’re getting close to wrapping another lifesaving season of our cold weather shelter, we’re thrilled to have the Poor People’s Campaign coming back to visit us next month, we’re celebrating big recovery milestones with our staff team, and our jail-and-prison newsletter The Holy Hustler is now available online for everyone to read!