Per·ma·cul·ture (noun)

the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.

Our featured projects:

Agroforestry Regeneration Communities (ARC) is a collective of smallholder farmers, agroforestry experts, philanthropists, and strategists with a vision of planting food forests around the world to provide food security and climate change resilience. We are working in partnership with smallholder farmers, including many women, to build environmental and community resilience through permaculture, regenerative agriculture, and syntropic agroforestry.

Regenerative agriculture revitalizes communities and landscapes. It is a holistic farming practice that promotes rehabilitation of ecosystems through the regeneration of soils, increased biodiversity, holistic animal grazing, and improved water and air quality, which collectively have a positive impact on climate change. Agroforestry is the practice of managing trees and food crops together, and is the “low hanging fruit of regenerative agriculture.” Its benefits include economic opportunities, food security, nutrition, and climate change resilience for vulnerable communities around the world. It can be done in urban and rural settings. We believe in a funding approach that encourages the projects we support to become economically sustainable and independent, rather than have continued dependence on philanthropy.

Our current projects are in Guatemala, Malawi, and Uganda. To date, we have:

  • planted 1,965,000 trees
  • planted 5,000 food forests
  • trained 10,803 people (55% women)

 SunRise Studios Collective (SRS) promotes artistic creativity, cultural preservation, and regenerative lifestyles through a global network of community-based multi-media recording studios. We work with indigenous communities who are seeking ways to document their traditional songs, collaborate creatively with other musicians around the world, share regenerative living practices, and pass on knowledge to their youth and future generations.

This work is based on endogenous development, meaning that this work is community-led and based on local people’s vision of their holistic well-being. The key concepts within endogenous development that are critical to this work are:

  • Local control of the development process
  • Keeping cultural values a priority
  • Appreciating worldviews
  • Finding a balance between local and external resources

In our first year, we provided studio equipment for 4 media labs:

  • Hope Studio, Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya
  • The Mother of the Amazon – Vimi Media Lab, Huni Kuin Tribe of the Brazilian Amazon
  • Pine Ridge Reservation
  • The Kikuyu Arts Center, Kenya

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Abundant Earth Foundation supports a variety of projects and initiatives working on the solutions to the daunting global climate crises of today. We have focused our energy on the positive impact of permaculture in Africa, South America, and South Asia; women and youth initiatives; and in support of refugees and victims of global and climatic upheaval. By giving where it’s needed most, you are supporting passionate, committed individuals and grassroots projects that may not otherwise have access to funding. Through our global networks, we are able to give directly to grantees  enabling them to quickly implement their initiatives. Your support also allows us to provide mentoring, networking, and logistical support in addition to direct payments. 

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Successful establishment of a food forest under the Contour Lines Project in Guatemala. To date, this project has planted over 3,500 food forests across 210 villages.

Successful establishment of a food forest under the Contour Lines Project in Guatemala. To date, this project has planted over 3,500 food forests across 210 villages.

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We invite you to help make this an even more impactful year for those working on the frontlines creating change in the world!

Your regular monthly donation makes a big difference by helping us spread the solutions that will sustain life on the planet and allow everyone to thrive.

Restoring ecosystems for an Abundant Earth.

By donating to Abundant Earth Foundation, you support individuals and grassroots projects that may not otherwise have access to funding.

Through our global networks, we are able to give directly to local communities, enabling them to quickly implement their initiatives.