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Crowdsourcing Mornings: 1 Million Redwoods Project

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

For The Wild is an environmentally-beneficial organization dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of temperate rainforests of Cascadia, from Northern California to Southern Alaska. With the launch of the 1 Million Redwoods Project and native species nursery, For The Wild is wielding the intelligence of nature to push back against climate change and extinction.  The nursery, the seed bank and fungus bank, and surrounding research forest will function as a living library and ark to safeguard endangered genetics and to reintroduce them where they have been lost. With a groundswell of community support and the guidance of the indigenous nations, they will speed the return of diverse and welcoming forests to barren clearcuts and pastures. Your support will allow them to begin this work of mending the web of life immediately.

The 1 Million Redwoods Project has been in the works since 2014, when For The Wild began designing the 500-acre nursery/research forest in Northern California. After three years of observation of the habits of the plants, wildlife, streams and weather, founding members Ayana and March Young finalized a design that incorporates permaculture principles, traditional knowledge, and new understandings in ecological science. Earthworks began in the summer of 2017, with the creation of three large catchment ponds for irrigation, linked by a meandering swale that recharges groundwater. Both open-air and enclosed nursery sites have been prepared on the land. A special potting soil made from composted sawdust from local lumber mills, mixed with primary forest soil and biochar from forest restoration byproducts, will provide nutrients and immunity for the first 1 million redwoods and their many companion species.


As of December 5th, this project has raised $35,000 of their $100,000 goal. This project has 26 days left to raise the $100,000 or it will not be funded! For a pledge of $5, you will get updates from the project.  For a pledge of $25, they will plant a tree in your name.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: